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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

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

1995Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open

1969Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 29th

1945Tom Selleck, Detroit Mich, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)

1737Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1843William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)

1860Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

1874John D. Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, American financier and philanthropist

1945Donna Caponi, Detroit Michigan, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner

January 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 29th

1839English Naturalist and author of Origin of the Species Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

1945Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey

1917Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

1958Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

January 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 29th

1990Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

1994Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

January 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on January 29th

1963Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

1956H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

January 29th Deaths
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