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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.