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1850Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate

1785In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health

1595William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597

1991Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

1947Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC

1920Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week

199623rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

2007Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

1957Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC

1969Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars

19361st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

1964Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres

1984President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term

1985Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

2002The San Diego Chargers hire Marty Schottenheimer as their 13th head coach

2002In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

1987William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA

1963Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

1979Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC

1905Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months

198977th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

1989Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

1995Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open

1879Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established

January 29th Historical Events
Date Event
904
Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher. 
1523
Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden 
1574
Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet 
1587
Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain 
1595
William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597 
1676
Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia. 
1728
John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London [NS=Feb 9] 
1732
Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual 
1781
Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich 
1785
In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health 
1802
John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress 
1834
President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute 
1840
First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ 
1845
Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC) 
1848
Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press) 
1850
Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate 
1856
Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries) 
1860
American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX 
1861
Kansas secedes from the Union (US Civil War) 
1863
Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians 
1872
Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina 
1879
Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established 
1886
1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe 
1891
Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch. 
1895
King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed 
1896
Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer 
1900
Boers under Joubert beat British at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed 
1900
American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis 
1903
Dutch railroad workers strike 
1904
1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team) 
1905
Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months 
1906
Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km 
1908
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates 
1912
Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA 
1913
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates 
1916
1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place 
1917
British submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch 
1920
Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week 
1921
Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon 
1922
Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved 
1923
1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain) 
1924
Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland 
1925
British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader 
1927
4th German government of Marx forms 
1929
Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA 
1932
Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide 
1933
German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor 
1936
1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson 
1942
1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC 
1942
German & Italian troops occupy Banghazi, Libya 
1942
Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation) 
1943
New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal 
1943
Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in NYC 
1944
285 German bombers attack London 
1944
USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched. 
1944
World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy. 
1944
World War II: About 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland. 
1947
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC 
1948
"Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs 
1948
Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players 
1949
Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel 
1951
"Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances 
1951
Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million 
1953
1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres 
1954
Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne 
1955
John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962) 
1956
F Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Zurich 
1957
Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC 
1958
Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming 
1959
Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released 
1961
US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen 
1961
US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord 
1963
Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame 
1964
9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria 
1964
Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich" 
1964
Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana) 
1964
NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million 
1964
Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres 
1964
Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit 
1966
"Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances 
1966
Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide 
1966
Snow storm in north east US kills 165 
1966
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 
1966
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen 
1967
"Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 perfs 
1967
Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
1967
Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ 
1967
WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1968
Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution 
1969
Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars 
1969
Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies 
1970
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1971
Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide 
1972
5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville 
1974
27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago 
1974
Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession 
1975
"Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1975
First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King 
1975
West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2 
1976
Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire 
1978
Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship 
1978
Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban. 
1979
9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7 
1979
Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" 
1979
Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC 
1979
Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together 
1979
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7 
1979
Pres Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years 
1980
6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians 
1980
Cleveland Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT 
1981
AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million 
1982
Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak 
1982
Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians 
1983
"Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart 
1983
40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET & Tootsie win 
1984
34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver 
1984
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3 
1984
President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term 
1984
Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek 
1985
Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39 
1986
193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange 
1986
Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda 
1987
Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry 
1987
William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA 
1988
Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15 
1988
Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers 
1988
Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938) 
1988
United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s 
1989
77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62) 
1989
Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt 
1989
Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic 
1989
Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43 
1989
Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop 
1989
L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion 
1989
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3 
1989
Orlando Arena opens 
1989
USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit 
1989
Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129 
1990
Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill 
1991
"Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs 
1991
Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years 
1993
Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman 
1995
Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open 
1995
Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide 
1995
Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB 
1996
23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins 
1996
Last day of Test cricket for David Boon 
1996
6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line" 
1996
La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire. 
1998
"Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC 
1998
Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
1998
Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR 
1998
Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die 
1998
Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Ala bombed, 1 killed 
2001
Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals. 
2002
In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea. 
2002
The San Diego Chargers hire Marty Schottenheimer as their 13th head coach 
2005
The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing. 
2007
Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens 
2012
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 59-41 
2014
Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant'Omobono 
2014
Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice 
2014
Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic 
2016
Bank of Japan introduces negative interest rates 
2016
State Department will not release 22 'top secret' Clinton emails 
2017
Trump says new order on refugees is not a Muslim ban 
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