1845 – “The Raven” was published in the New York Evening Mirror on the 29th January 1845, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
1856 – Queen Victoria instituted the Victoria Cross on the 29th January 1856.
1861 – Kansas was admitted as the 34th U.S. state on the 29th January 1861.
1886 – Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile on the 29th January 1886.
1985 – Final recording session of We Are The World was on the 29th January 1985, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
1996 – President Jacques Chirac announced a “definitive end” to French nuclear weapons testing on the 29th January 1996.
2002 – In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush described “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil on the 29th January 2002, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
Today in History for the 29th January video produced by Associated Press
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