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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

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

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

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

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

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

199623rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

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

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.

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Notable Birthdays on January 29th

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

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

1954Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 29th

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

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

1917Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

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

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

1951Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

January 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on January 29th

2010Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

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

January 29th Deaths
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