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Another Day In History

Most of you ‘regular’ readers know I have morning routines, in part involving the reading of Ref Desk’s Historic Events and Birthdates.

It’s just something I do.  Sometimes, I’m elated by a reminder of a positive event or invention or birth; other times saddened by a reminder of the passing of great or interesting people.

And some days just seem to have more history than others!

Today, for example:

Birthdates which occurred on January 29:

1737 Thomas Paine political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1860 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

1880 W C Fields [William Claude Dukenfield] Philadelphia PA, “on the whole, he’d rather be in Philadelphia”/actor (My Little Chickadee, Bank Dick)

1911 Bernard Herrmann New York City NY, composes film music

1918 John Forsythe New Jersey, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty)

1929 William McMillan US, rapid pistol (Olympics-gold-1960)

1945 Tom Selleck Detroit MI, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)

Deaths which occurred on January 29:

1977 Freddie Prinze comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22

1980 Jimmy Durante New York City NY, singer/comedian (Ink-a-dink-a-doo, Palooka, The Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86

On this day…

1863 Battle at Bear River WA US Army vs Indians

1886 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe

1919 Secretary of state proclaims the 18th amendment (prohibition)

1958 Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming

1969 Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars

Of course, there are many more entries…

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Another Day In History

  1. More than a few notables, there.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 29, 2016, 8:36 am
  2. Interesting ones, and that site can get addictive…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 29, 2016, 7:52 pm

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