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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

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

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

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

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

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

1879Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established

1995Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on January 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 29th

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

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

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

January 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 29th

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

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

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

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