Daily Almanac: Jan. 29, 2021


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High/Low Temperatures

High: 28 °F

Low: 10 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• Curmudgeons Day

• National Puzzle Day

What Happened On This Day

• 1845 Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is published

• 2002 George W. Bush coins the term “axis of evil” as part of his State of the Union Address

• 1996 France stops nuclear testing

Births On This Day

• 1843 William McKinley

American politician, 25th President of the United States

• 1954 Oprah Winfrey

American talk show host, actress, producer, founded the OWN Network, Harpo Productions

Deaths On This Day

• 1963 Robert Frost

American poet, playwright • 1820 George III of the United Kingdom