TODAY IN HISTORY - January 29th:

1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published
1886 - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1900 - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
1920 - Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week
1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1996 - 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins Favorite Country Male Artist & Favorite Country Album "The Hits".  He refused the award for Favorite Artist Of The Year.  Other winners were Reba McEntire, Alabama & Shania Twain.

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1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
1945 - Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan
1954 - Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')
1958 - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas


1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
1977 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22

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