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On January the 29th
After worldwide outrage over its nuclear tests in the pacific, France acceded to halting any further nuclear testing.
A series of, IRA planted, bombs exploded in the West End of London during the night.
Brazilian footballer, Romario, was born in Rio de Janeiro. He is considered as one of the top Brazilian footballers of the later part of the 20th century.
The ninth winter Olympic Games opened in Innsbruck, Austria.
American diver, Greg Louganis, was born in California. He is one of the most renowned Olympic divers of the late 20th century, who won a total of 4 gold Olympic medals.
Disney's animated classic, Sleeping Beauty, was released.
American entertainer, Oprah Winfrey, was born in Mississippi. She is a producer, actress, and publisher who is probably the most financially successful entertainer in America and one of the richest people in the world.
American actor, Tom Selleck, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was the first selection for the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark but was unable to take the part due to his engagement in the television series, Magnum.
The battleship USS Missouri was launched. It was one of the most famous naval vessels of the 20th century. It was the last battleship built by the United States and was the site of the Japanese surrender during World War II.
Adolf Hitler was appointed to the position of Chancellor of Germany by ailing president of Germany. Paul von Hindenburg.
American actor, John Forsythe, was born in New Jersey. He was a popular television actor whose career spanned four decades and enjoyed such prominent roles as Charlie in the popular serie, Charlie's Angels and Blake Carrington in the popular 1980s soap opera, Dynasty.
Automobile pioneer Karl Benz received a patent for the first gasoline powered automobile.
Kansas was admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
Russian writer, Anton Chekhov, was born in Taganrog, Russia. He was one of the most influential literary figures of the 19th century.
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