This was 29th day of the year and 336 days remained in the year.

January 29 Birthdays

William McKinley
1843–1901, American President.

Emanuel Swedenborg
scientist, religious teacher (1688)

Jeffrey Amherst
army officer (1717)

Thomas Paine
political theorist and writer (1737)

Anton Chekhov
writer (1860)

Frederick Delius
composer (1862)

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
philanthropist (1874)

W. C. Fields
actor (1880)

Edward Abbey
writer (1927)

Tom Selleck
actor (1945)

Oprah Winfrey
T.V. personality (1954)

Greg Louganis
diver (1960)

January 29 in History


John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.


Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven was published.


Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate.


Kansas became the 34th state in the United States.


Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car.


Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson were the first players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.


Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.


In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an "axis of evil."

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