On January 29th...
links will open in a new
1696 Tsar Ivan V
of Russia died.
1730 Tsar Peter
II of Russia died.
1756 Henry Lee, American Revolutionary War general,
Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, was
Geologist Friedrich Mohs was born.
John Beckley of Virginia was appointed as
the first Librarian of Congress.
1820 King George III of Great Britain
Timothy Pickering, U.S. Secretary of State and Secretary
of War, died.
1834 President Andrew
Jackson became the
first to use military troops to suppress a labor
Edgar Allan Poe's Raven was first published.
William McKinley, 25th President of the United States,
U.S. Senator Henry Clay introduced a compromise bill on
Great Britain's Victoria Cross was established to
Clock maker Seth Thomas died.
Playwright Anton Chekhov was born.
Kansas was admitted as the 34th state.
Businessman John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was born.
Custer Battlefield National Monument was
Actor W.C. Fields was born.
The first successful gasoline-powered automobile
was patented by Karl Benz.
Liliuokalani was proclaimed Queen of Hawaii.
Emile Grubbe became the first doctor to use
radiation treatment for breast cancer.
The American League (baseball) was organized.
King Christian IX of Denmark died.
Martial law was declared during a textile strike
in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Actor Victor Mature was born.
German Zeppelins bombed Paris, France.
Actor John Forsythe was born.
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution,
establishing prohibition, was proclaimed.
Walt Disney started his first job as an artist,
with the Kansas City Slide Co. for $40 a week.
Playwright Paddy Chayefsky was born.
The ice cream cone rolling machine was patented
by Carl Taylor Cleveland.
Clyde Cessna retired as president of Travel Air.
The Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization was
1933 Poet Sara
Chemist Fritz Haber died.
1936 Ty Cobb,
Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and
Walter Johnson became the first players elected
to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The USS Missouri was launched.
1944 285 German bombers attacked
publisher William Allen White died.
Actor Tom Selleck was born.
The first movie in Cinemascope (The Robe)
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey was born.
Henry Louis Mencken, journalist and social critic, died.
1957 Ten persons
were killed and another 47 injured when a boiler
exploded on the oil tanker Jeanny while
she was moored at a shipyard in Alameda,
1957 Prince Charles became the first
heir to the British throne to ever enter a
Charles Starkweather was
captured, ending an 8-day murder spree that left
10 people dead.
Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty was
Olympic diver Greg Louganis was born.
Poet Robert Frost died.
The most lopsided high school basketball score to
date was recorded -- 211-29, in Louisiana.
1964 Actor Alan Ladd died.
Actor Freddie Prinze died.
The rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Singer Adam Lambert was born.
CIA Director William Casey died.
Novelist Margaret Truman died.
Questions or comments about