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Today in History
Today in History: Thursday, January  29, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On Jan. 29, 2002, in his first State of the Union address, President George W. Bush warned of "an axis of evil" consisting of North Korea, Iran and Iraq.
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On this date in:
1820Britain's King George III died insane at Windsor Castle.
1843William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was born in Niles, Ohio.
1845Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.
1850Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.
1860Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov was born in the port city of Taganrog.
1861Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
1900The American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia.
1936The first five members of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
1958Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.
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1963Poet Robert Frost died at age 88.
1979President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House following the establishment of diplomatic relations.
1995The San Francisco 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX.
1998A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence.)
2009The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., turns 45 years old today.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Katharine RossActress75
Tom SelleckActor ("Magnum P.I.")70
Ann JillianActress65
Oprah WinfreyTalk show host61
Irlene MandrellCountry singer59
Judy Norton TaylorActress ("The Waltons")57
Greg LouganisOlympic gold-medal diver55
Nicholas TurturroActor ("NYPD Blue")53
Edward BurnsActor, director47
Heather GrahamActress45
Jonny LangBlues musician34
Adam LambertSinger ("American Idol")33
Actress Sara Gilbert ("Roseanne," "The Big Bang Theory") turns 40 years old today.
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