On This Day: January 29th
This is 29th day of the year and 337 days remain in the year.
John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.
Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven was published.
Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car.
Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.
January 29 BirthdaysWilliam McKinley1843–1901, American President.
Oprah WinfreyT.V. personality
Jeffrey Amherstarmy officer
W. C. Fieldsactor
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.philanthropist
Emanuel Swedenborgscientist, religious teacher
Thomas Painepolitical theorist and writer