Memory Lane: January 29


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This day in history has seen some momentous events take place. Catch up on them here.

We revisit some of the major events from January 29 that have shaped our future. Here's a taste: 

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  • William Shakespeare's play, Romeo  and Juliet, was performed for the first time on this day in 1595. It was later published in 1597.
  • The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta, in the US, in 1892.
  • TV personality Oprah Winfrey was born (1954).
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Raven was published for the first time (1845).
  • Bond film Dr Strangelove premiered in 1964.
  • On this day in 1978, Sweden became the first nation to ban aerosol sprays due to harmful impacts on the ozone layer.
  • Andre Agassi defeated Pete Sampras to win the 1995 Australian Open.
  • Do you share your birthday with Oprah? Are any of these events significant to you? Why? Let us know in the comments below.

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