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This Day in History for January 29

This Day In History1595 – William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597.

1785 – 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.

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Raven” 1st published (NYC)

1892 – The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

1907 – Charles Curtis becomes U.S. Senator from Kansas, first Native American to become a Senator.

1924 – Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland.

1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.

1947 – Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons” premieres in NYC.

1951 – Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million.

1966 – Snow storm in northeast US kills 165.

1972 – 5th ABA All-Star Game: East beats West, 142-115 at Louisville.

1979 – Chinese vice-president Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.

1984 – President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term.

1989 – Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508 pt loss since October 1987; index at 2,256.43.

1998 – Woman’s Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama bombed, 1 killed.

2002 – US President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address describes “regimes that sponsor terror” an “Axis of Evil”, which includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

2009 – Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, is removed from office after being convicted of corruption charges.

2015 – Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident.

2018 – FBI deputy director Andrew G. McCabe steps down from office.

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