What Happened On This Day – January 29
2002 George W. Bush coins the term “axis of evil” as part of his State of the Union Address
The term used to describe “regimes that sponsor terror” became exemplary for the terminology used by the Bush administration to promote its “war on terror”.
1996 France stops nuclear testing
President Jaques Chirac announced the “definite end” to France's nuclear testing program just 1 day after the country exploded a nuclear device in the South Pacific.
1967 The Mantra-Rock Dance takes place in San Francisco
The event is considered to have been the major spiritual event of the San Francisco hippy era.
1886 German engineer Carl Benz patents the first modern automobile
His “Benz Patent-Motorwagen Nummer 1” was the first gasoline-driven car.
1845 Edgar Allan Poe's “The Raven” is published
The narrative poem first appeared in the New York Evening Mirror.
Births On This Day – January 29
1954 Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, actress, producer, founded the OWN Network, Harpo Productions
1924 Luigi Nono
1862 Frederick Delius
1860 Anton Chekhov
Russian physician, author
1843 William McKinley
American politician, 25th President of the United States
Deaths On This Day – January 29
2011 Milton Babbitt
2004 Janet Frame
New Zealand author
1963 Robert Frost
American poet, playwright
1941 Ioannis Metaxas
Greek general, politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece
1820 George III of the United Kingdom