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Events and People Who Made History on January 29

16th Century

1523 - Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
1574 - Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
1587 - Deventer and Zutphen surrender to Spain

17th Century

1613 - Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees
1676 - Fjodor Aleksejevitsj becomes czar of Russia

18th Century

1728 - John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London
1732 - Paris churchyard Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
1781 - Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
1788 - Australia Day

19th Century

1802 - John Beckley of Virginia appointed 1st Librarian of Congress
1834 - President Jackson orders 1st use of U.S. troops to suppress a labor dispute
1839 - Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood
1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (New York City)
1848 - Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
1850 - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to U.S. Senate
1856 - Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery
1860 - American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
1861 - Kansas becomes 34th state
1863 - Battle at Bear River, Washington: U.S. Army vs indians
1864 - Battle of Moorefield, WV (Rosser's Raid)
1872 - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina
1879 - Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established
1886 - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1895 - King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
1896 - Emile Grubbe is 1st dr to use radiation treatment for breast cancer

20th Century

1900 - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
1900 - Boers under Joubert beat English at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
1903 - Dutch railroad workers strike
1904 - 1st athletic letters given (University of Chicago football team)
1906 - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
1908 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates
1912 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
1913 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
1916 - 1st bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
1917 - English submarine K13 leaves Gaire Loch
1919 - Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment, prohibition
1920 - Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with Kansas City Slide Co.
1921 - Hurricane hits Washington and Oregon
1922 - Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved
1924 - Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
1925 - British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
1927 - 4th German government of Marx forms
1929 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
1932 - Test debut of Bill O'Reilly, vs South Africa at Adelaide
1933 - German president von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor
1936 - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson
1942 - 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC
1942 - German and Italian troops occupy Banghazi
1942 - Peru and Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)
1943 - New Zealand's Kiwi cruiser collides with Japanese sub I-1 at Guadalcanal
1943 - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in New York City
1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
1947 - Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in New York City
1948 - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
1948 - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 188 performances
1949 - England, Belgium, Lux, Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland recognize Israel
1951 - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
1951 - Liz Taylor's 1st divorce, Conrad Hilton, Jr.
1951 - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 56 performances
1953 - 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
1954 - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
1955 - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
1956 - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame," premieres in Zurich
1957 - Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in New York City
1958 - Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
1958 - Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed
1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1961 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
1961 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
1963 - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
1964 - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" and "Sie Leibt Dich"
1964 - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
1964 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
1964 - Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove," premieres
1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1966 - Lawry and Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs. England, Adelaide
1966 - Snow storm in north east U.S. kills 165
1966 - "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 608 performances
1966 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1966 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1967 - Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1967 - Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
1967 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 107 performances
1967 - WDAZ TV channel 8 in Devils Lake, ND (ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 - Nauru adopts constitution
1969 - Jimi Hendrix and Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
1969 - Sheahan and Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia vs. W Indies
1970 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, vs. England at Adelaide
1972 - 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville
1974 - 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
1975 - 1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King
1975 - "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater New York City for 5 performances
1975 - W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2
1976 - Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire
1978 - Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
1979 - 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
1979 - Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
1979 - Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
1979 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together
1979 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
1979 - President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
1980 - 6 Iranian held U.S. hostages escape with help of Canadians
1980 - Cleveland Cavaliers beat Los Angeles Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
1981 - AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, and 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
1982 - Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
1982 - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
1983 - 40th Golden Globes: Gandhi, ET and Tootsie win
1983 - "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
1984 - 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
1984 - Actress Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) marries Robert Altman
1984 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
1984 - President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
1984 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
1984 - Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
1985 - Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
1986 - 193.8 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange
1986 - Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
1987 - Lisa files for separation from husband New York Met Darryl Strawberry
1987 - William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
1988 - Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
1988 - Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
1988 - Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
1988 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
1989 - 77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)
1989 - Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
1989 - Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
1989 - Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
1989 - Episcopal church appoints 1st female bishop
1989 - Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use New York Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
1989 - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
1989 - Orlando Arena opens
1989 - U.S.S.R.'s Phobos II enters Martian orbit
1990 - Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
1991 - Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
1991 - "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City after 320 performances
1993 - Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
1995 - Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
1995 - Greg Blewett scores century on Test debut vs England, Adelaide
1995 - Superbowl MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, quarterback
1995 - Superbowl XXIX: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami
1996 - 23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
1996 - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
1996 - Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
1998 - "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater New York City
1998 - Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Ft. Lauderdale Fla
1998 - Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
1998 - Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die
1998 - Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Alabama bombed, 1 killed

21st Century

2002 - In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush likens Iraq, Iran and North Korea to an 'axis of evil'


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