On this day: January 29

POSTED: 09:33 PM PST Jan 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 28, 2016 

"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.

OTD January 29 - Charles Curtis
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1907: Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. senator. Curtis, who was enrolled in the Kaw tribe and spent his childhood living with his mother and her family on the Kaw reservation near Council Grove, Kansas, would later be chosen as Senate majority leader by his Republican colleagues and would be elected the 31st vice president of the United States in 1929 under President Herbert Hoover.


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