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Daily Calendar for Monday, January 29, 2024


  • Thomas Paine (patriot) –
  • William McKinley (25th U.S. president) –
  • Anton Chekhov (author) –
  • Whitney Warren (architect) –
  • Vincente Blasco Ibanez (novelist) –
  • W.C. Fields (actor) –
  • Barnett Newman (painter) –
  • Victor Mature (actor) –
  • Katharine Ross (actress ) –
  • Tom Selleck (actor) –
  • Ann Jillian (actress) –
  • Oprah Winfrey (television host) –
  • Judy Norton-Taylor (actress) –
  • Heather Graham (actress) –
  • Sara Gilbert (actress) –
  • Justin Hartley (actor) –
  • Adam Lambert (singer) –


  • Robert Frost (poet) –
  • Jimmy Durante (actor) –
  • Dick "Night Train" Lane (football player ) –
  • Harold Russell (received two Oscars for portrayal of wounded veteran in The Best Years of Our Lives, after losing both his hands in WW II) –
  • Joshua Miner (Outward Bound USA founder) –
  • Mary-Ellis Bunim (producer who helped bring television into the age of reality with The Real World and Road Rules) –
  • Larry L. McGraw (founder of Home Orchard Society) –
  • Rod McKuen (poet) –


  • Geologist William Edmond Logan became first Canadian-born knight–
  • Kansas was admitted to the Union as the 34th state–
  • Charles Steinmetz patented a system of distribution by alternating current.–
  • U.S. physician Emil H. Grube became the first to use X-ray treatment for breast cancer–
  • American Baseball League formed in Chicago–
  • Carl Taylor’s ice cream cone-rolling machine patented–
  • The Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members–
  • Actor Paul Newman married actress Joanne Woodward–
  • Emily H. Warner became the first female pilot of a U.S. commercial airline–
  • 21-pound 8-ounce bowfin caught in Forest Lake, South Carolina–
  • Julio Cesar Chavez suffered the first defeat of his pro boxing career, losing his WBC super lightweight crown on a split decision to 32 year-old Frankie Randall in Las Vegas–


  • The β€œGreat Olympic Blowdown” windstorm struck the Washington coast, with winds up to 113 mph. Eight billion board feet of timber was destroyed in North Head, Washington.–
  • 62 degrees in Nampa, Idaho–
  • Fields full of snow rollers were sighted in Weld County, Colorado.–
  • January 26 to 29: An atmospheric river caused a major West Coast storm –

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