Today in history: January 29

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Today in history: January 29
Inventor Thomas A. Edison poses in his experimental garden in Fort Myers, Fla., on Jan. 29, 1929. Edison is conducting tests with various plants for the purpose of developing a practical rubber-producing shrub. (AP Photo)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt awards medals in his office, Jan. 29, 1934, to the three wartime commanders of the Second Division of the U.S. Army. From left to right: Maj. Gen. Omar Bundy, Maj, Gen. James G. Harbord, Pres. Roosevelt, Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune, and Maj. Gen. Paul B. Malone. (AP Photo)
Italy's Premier Benito Mussolini, left, says goodbye to Nazi Gen. Hermann Wilhelm Goering who is leaving for Berlin after a visit with Il Duce in Rome, Italy, Jan. 29, 1937. (AP Photo)
Hollywood's Mickey Rooney, visiting the giant Army post at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, demonstrates his riding ability aboard one of the Fourth Field Artillery's famous "jar heads" (mule to the city slicker), Jan. 29, 1942. Both Mickey and the officer accompanying him seem to be having usual troubles with the hard-headed mounts trying to make them travel in the designated direction at the designated time. Mickey went through round of entertainment in his honor, in turn furnishing entertainment for the men. (AP Photo)
In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, these Marines found it tough going through the thick mud as they move up to the Bougainville on Jan. 29, 1944.The leading Marine almost stumbles as he missteps. The three behind him just plow through while the next in line lifts his foot high for the next step. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps)
Soviet flying students lined up before their M-2 type training planes ready for a flight, somewhere in Russia, on Jan. 29, 1943. (AP Photo)
Ruth Cowan, Associated Press war correspondent, who has covered almost every front page assignment, in England, on Jan. 29, 1943. (AP Photo)
Joan Fontaine, Walter Pidgeon, Jinx Falkenberg, Eleanor Roosevelt, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, John Garfield and Maria Montez gather around a birthday cake at the presidentâs birthday ball celebration for the benefit of the National Infantile Paralysis Foundation, at the Hotel Statler in Washington on Jan. 29, 1944. (AP Photo/Eugene Abbott)
W. Jay Bowerman Jr., framed through a target, in training for the Winter Olympic Biathlon event on the Makomanai Biathlon course, Jan. 29, 1972 in Sapporo. (AP Photo)
Pope John Paul II waves to the thousands of Indians who turned out to greet him at the old monastery of Cuilapan in Oaxaca, Mexico, Jan. 29, 1979. The Pope is the first to visit Mexico and he addressed the Indians in Spanish. (AP Photo/Hal Moore)
Gloria Steinem and Pat Carbine look through a copy of Ms. Magazine at the magazine's offices, Jan. 29, 1980. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
North Carolina's Michael Jordan (23) drives against Georgia Tech's Jack Mansell during an ACC game at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., Jan. 29, 1983. Jordan scored a career high 39 points to lead the third-ranked Tar Heels to a 72-65 win. (AP PHoto/Bob Jordan)
Actress and singer Cher smiles with her award at the annual Golden Globe Awards presentation in Hollywood, Ca., Jan. 29, 1984. Cher won for best supporting actress in the movie "Silkwood." (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Waves up to roof level pound shore and beachfront homes along Malibu, Calif., coast, Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 1984. At least three Malibu homes were demolished by the waves, with many more damaged by the second storm to hit Southern California in three days. (AP Photo/Lennox Mclendon)
Chicago Transit Authority Chairman Michael Cardilli looks at one of the first of some 3,000 posters that will be placed on Chicago buses and trains within the next 10 days, Jan. 29, 1985. The CTA on Tuesday became the first public transportation network in the nation to display posters containing the pictures of missing children. (AP Photo/Charlie)
San Francisco 49ers head coach George Seifert is doused by team members near the end of the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXIX, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Law enforcement agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms search the ground outside the New Woman All Women Health Care clinic in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998. A bomb exploded outside the clinic early Thursday, killing an off-duty Birmingham police officer and a clinic nurse. (AP Photo/Caroline Baird)
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Take a look back in time and see the events -- both big and small -- that happened on January 29 throughout the years. Here are some of the highlights:

  • First five members of baseball's Hall of Fame, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y. in 1936
  • Poet Robert Frost died at age 88 in 1963
  • The San Francisco 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX in 1995
  • A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., in 1998 killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse

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