29 January 2013

Timeline January 29 & 30

January 29
1737  Thomas Paine, English/American political pamphleteer, was born.
1820  King George III of the United Kingdom died at Windsor Castle.
1845  Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.
1856  Queen Victoria instituted the Victoria Cross.
1963  Robert Frost, American poet, died in Boston at age 88.

January 30
1649  England's King Charles I was beheaded.
1882  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, was born in Hyde Park, N.Y. [My 7th cousin twice removed.]
1933  Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany.
1948  Orville Wright, American inventor & aviation pioneer, died.

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