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BABE RUTH

On January 29, 1936: The Baseball Hall of Fame was introduced and Babe Ruth was one of the first five to be inducted. He is most remembered as a legendary Yankee who hit 714 home runs, 506 doubles, a batting average of .342, a .474 on-base percentage and a .690 slugging percentage.

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THE RAVEN

On January 29, 1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven was published for the first time in the New York Evening Mirror. Though the publication made Poe popular in his lifetime, it did not bring him much financial success. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most famous poems ever written.

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SWEET CHARITY

On January 29, 1966: The Broadway musical Sweet Charity premiered at the Palace Theater. The musical was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. It would eventually close in 1967 after 608 performances.

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