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National Puzzle Day (Observed annually on 01/29)
Puzzles Parents' Choice Foundation
Sports Figures
1878 Barney Oldfield (Ohio-born Race Car Driver) Barney Oldfield Auto Racing
1960 Greg Louganis (California-born Member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures International Swimming Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1896 Chicago Researcher, Émil Grubbe, Is the First to Use Radiation to Treat Breast Cancer Chicago Women's Health Breast Cancer Radiation Historic Firsts American Cancer Society (pdf)
1900 Baseball's American League, Consisting of Eight Teams, Is Organized in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1919 U.S. Secretary of State Polk Certifies the Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 18th Amendment to the Constitution Drug and Substance Abuse U.S. Treasury University of Georgia
1922 Accumulated Snowfall from a Blizzard Collapses the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., Killing 108 Washington, D.C. Stage & Theater Snow Death History Channel
1924 Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio Receives a Patent for an Ice Cream Cone Rolling Machine Ohio Scientists and Inventors Ice Cream Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks What's Cooking America
1929 The Seeing Eye Is Incorporated Blindness Dogs Official Website
1936 Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson First Members of Baseball HOF Ty Cobb Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame History Channel
1995 The 49ers Defeat the Chargers As the First Team to Win Five Super Bowl Titles Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts New York Times

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