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January 29


1595   Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is first performed.

1845   The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is published

1856   Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.

1886   Karl Benz patents the gasoline-driven automobile.

1929   The Seeing Eye Dog organization is formed.

1936   The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1959   The movie Sleeping Beauty is released.

Famous Birthdays:

1737   Sir Thomas Paine ( Author and Revolutionary)

1843   William McKinley (25th US President)

1879   W. C. Fields (Actor)

1945   Tom Selleck (Actor)

1954   Oprah Winfrey (TV Talk Show Host)

1960   Greg Louganis (US Olympic Diver)

1970   Heather Graham (Actress)

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