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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

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

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

1995Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

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

1979Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

January 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on January 29th

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

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

January 29th Deaths
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