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History for January 29:
1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" first published in New York.
1861 - Kansas becomes the 34th state
1904 - First athletic letters given: to Univ of Chicago football team.
1955 - William Cox buys Yankee Stadium.
1958 - Charles Starkweather captured by police in Wyoming.
1737 - Thomas Paine, Revolutionist
1756 - (Light Horse Harry) Lee, cavalryman
1843 - William McKinley, 25th President from 1897 - 1901.
1850 - Lawrence Hargrave, invented the box kite.
1860 - Anton Chekhov, writer (The Cherry Orchard.)
1874 - John Rockefeller Jr, financier
1880 - Claude William Dukenfield (better known as WC Fields)
1901 - Allen B DuMont, perfected first commercially practical cathode ray tube.
1915 - Victor Mature, Actor
1918 - John Forsythe, Actor
1939 - Germaine Greer in Melbourne, Australia
1942 - Claudine Longet in France - Former Mrs. Andy Williams
1943 - Katharine Ross in Hollywood, California
1945 - Tom Selleck, Actor
1951 - Ann Jillian in Cambridge, Mass
1953 - Oprah Winfrey, Actress/TV Hostess
1958 - Judy Norton-Taylor in Santa Monica, California of The Waltons