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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Britain's King George III died insane at Windsor Castle.
William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was born in Niles, Ohio.
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.
Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.
Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov was born in the port city of Taganrog.
Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.
The American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia.
The first five members of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.
Poet Robert Frost died at age 88.
President Jimmy Carter welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House following the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The 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.
A 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.)
The Illinois Senate voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office.