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This Day In History – January 29

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This Day In History1785—In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health.

1834—President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute.
1850—Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate.
1861—Kansas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1879—Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont. established.
1896—Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer.
1920—Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week.
1923—Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland.
1929—Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA.
1936—1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson.
1944—USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.
1947—Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” premieres in NYC.
1948—Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players.
1953—1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres.
1959—Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released.
1964—Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” premieres.
1966—Snow storm in north east US kills 165.
1982—Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians.
1984—President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term.
1987—William J. Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA.
1989—Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop.
1995—Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open.
2002—In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.