January 29 in Pop Culture History

29January 29 in Pop Culture History

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ was published in the New York Evening Mirror.

1861 – Kansas became the 34th state.

1886 – Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

1924 – The first US patent (#1481813) for an ice cream cone rolling machine was issued to Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio

1959 – Walt Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was released. The Beauty, Princess Aurora, only appeared on screen for about 18 minutes as an ‘adult’, but she was actually a sixteen year-old.

1967 – The Mantra-Rock Dance (the ‘Ultimate High’) took place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Allen Ginsberg and others.

1977 – #1 Hit January 29, 1977 – February 4, 1977: Rose RoyceCar Wash

2000 – #1 Hit January 29, 2000 – February 18, 2000: Savage GardenI Knew I Loved You

2011 – #1 Hit January 29, 2011 – February 18, 2011: Britney SpearsHold It Against Me

2015 – Malaysia officially declared the disappearance of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (disappeared on March 8, 2014) an accident and its passengers and crew presumed dead.

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