- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

THIS DATE IN HISTORY

On Jan. 29:

In 1820, Britain’s King George III died at Windsor Castle, ending a reign that had seen both the American and French revolutions.

In 1843, the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.

In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.

In 1850, Henry Clay introduced in the Senate a compromise bill on slavery that included the admission of California into the Union as a free state.

In 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the Union.

In 1936, the first members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y.

In 1958, actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married.

In 1963, the first members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio.

In 1979, President Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping to the White House after the establishment of diplomatic relations.

In 1998, a bomb rocked an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard, and critically injuring Emily Lyons, a nurse. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and sentenced in July 2005 to life in prison.)

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