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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

199623rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins

1979Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC

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

1991Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

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

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

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

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

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

1964Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres

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Notable Birthdays on January 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 29th

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

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

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

1917Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

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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

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