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