Today in History

    What happened on the 29th of January in history?

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    • 1788
      Australia Day
    • 1861
      Kansas becomes 34th state
    • 1900
      American (baseball) League formed with 8 teams
    • 1904
      1st athletic letters given: to Univ of Chicago football team
    • 1919
      Prohibition goes into effect (18th amendment)
    • 1920
      Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist $40 week with KC Slide Co
    • 1922
      Union of Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
    • 1936
      1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    • 1955
      William Cox buys Yankee Stadium
    • 1958
      Charles Starkweather captured by police in Wyoming
    • 1959
      Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" is released
    • 1984
      41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
    • 1986
      193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange