Sunday, January 29, 2012

29th of January

Today is the 29th day of the year, with only 336 days remaining.

1834 - President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.

1845 - "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe.

1850 - Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the United States Congress.

1861 - Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.

1886 - Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

1891 - Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.

1900 - The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.

1916 - Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

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

1963 - The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

2002 - In his State of the Union Address, 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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