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On This Day: January 29th

This is 29th day of the year and 336 days remain in the year.

in history
1802
John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.
1845
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven was published.
1850
Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate.
1861
Kansas became the 34th state in the United States.
1886
Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car.
1936

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.

1963
Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.
2002
In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an "axis of evil."
January 29 BirthdaysWilliam McKinley

1843–1901, American President.


Greg Louganisdiver
Edward Abbeywriter
Oprah WinfreyT.V. personality
Anton Chekhovwriter
Jeffrey Amherstarmy officer
W. C. Fieldsactor
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.philanthropist
Emanuel Swedenborgscientist, religious teacher
Thomas Painepolitical theorist and writer
Tom Selleckactor
Frederick Deliuscomposer



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