January 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1845 - "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
- 1861 - Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
- 1886 - Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
- 1891 - Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
- 1907 - Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
- Famous Birthdays: Thomas Paine (English-American author, activist, and theorist), William McKinley (American politician, 25th President of the United States), Karol Olszewski (Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist), Romain Rolland (French author, Nobel Prize laureate), Abdus Salam (Pakistani physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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