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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

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

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

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

1991Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

1989Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

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

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1917Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

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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