Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Today in History: January 29

  • 1737 Thomas Paine born; wrote Common Sense for the American Revolution, and The Age of Reason in French prison during France's Revolution.
  • 1810 German mathematician Eduard Kummer born; invented ideal numbers.
  • 1886 German Karl Benz patents the first internal combustion engine car (a 3-wheeler).
  • 1936 The first Baseball Hall of Famers: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner
  • 2002 President George W. Bush, in his State of the Union Address, declares Iraq, Iran and North Korea an Axis of Evil for sponsoring terror.
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