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This Day in History for January 29 – Cooperstown Inducts Inaugural Class and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work, ‘The Raven,’ appears in the New York Evening Mirror (More info)

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY are announced: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson (More info)

1967 – The so-called “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg (More info)

1979 – Brenda Spencer shoots up a San Diego elementary school and says she did it only because “I don’t like Mondays,” inspiring The Boomtown Rats number-one single of the same name (More info)

2002 – In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush names Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the ‘Axis of Evil’ (More info)

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