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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29 - The Day in History

January 29 : General Interest
1936: U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members

On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson... read more

American Revolution
1777 : Americans retreat from Fort Independence

1843 : William McKinley, first U.S. president to ride in a car, is born

Civil War
1861 : Kansas enters the Union as a free state

Cold War
1964 : Dr. Strangelove premieres

1979 : School shooting in San Diego

1922 : Theater collapses in Washington, D.C.

General Interest
1820 : King George III dies
1861 : Divided Kansas enters the Uniono
1891 : Liliuokalani proclaimed queen of Hawaii
1979 : Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter sign accords

1958 : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward marry

1845 : "The Raven" is published

1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign their first recording contract

Old West
1927 : Edward Abbey is born

1834 : Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot
1843 : William McKinley is born

1936 : Baseball Hall of Fame inducts first members

Vietnam War
1968 : President Johnson requests additional funds
1974 : Fighting continues in South Vietnam

World War I
1915 : German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads daring mission in France

World War II
1942 : Iran signs Treaty of Alliance with Great Britain and USSR


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