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Thursday, March 26, 2015

January 29 - This 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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-retreat-from-fort-independence


Automotive
1843 : William McKinley, first U.S. president to ride in a car, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-mckinley-first-us-president-to-ride-in-a-car-is-born


Civil War
1861 : Kansas enters the Union as a free state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kansas-enters-the-union


Cold War
1964 : Dr. Strangelove premieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dr-strangelove-premieres


Crime
1979 : School shooting in San Diego
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/school-shooting-in-san-diego


Disaster
1922 : Theater collapses in Washington, D.C.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/theater-collapses-in-washington-dc


General Interest
1820 : King George III dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-george-iii-dies

1861 : Divided Kansas enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/divided-kansas-enters-the-union

1891 : Liliuokalani proclaimed queen of Hawaii
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liliuokalani-proclaimed-queen-of-hawaii

1979 : Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter sign accords
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deng-xiaoping-and-jimmy-carter-sign-accords


Hollywood
1958 : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-newman-and-joanne-woodward-marry


Literary
1845 : "The Raven" is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-raven-is-published


Music
1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign their first recording contract
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peter-paul-and-mary-sign-their-first-recording-contract


Old West
1927 : Edward Abbey is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edward-abbey-is-born


Presidential
1834 : Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-sends-troops-to-put-down-labor-riot

1843 : William McKinley is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-mckinley-is-born


Sports
1936 : Baseball Hall of Fame inducts first members
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-hall-of-fame-inducts-first-members


Vietnam War
1968 : President Johnson requests additional funds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-requests-additional-funds

1974 : Fighting continues in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-continues-in-south-vietnam


World War I
1915 : German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads daring mission in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-lieutenant-erwin-rommel-leads-daring-mission-in-france


World War II
1942 : Iran signs Treaty of Alliance with Great Britain and USSR
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iran-signs-treaty-of-alliance-with-great-britain-and-ussr
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