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 Starkweather
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1958: Spree killer Charles Starkweather is captured by police following a high-speed chase in Wyoming. Starkweather murdered 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming during a two-month road trip with his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. The victims included Fugate's mother, stepfather and 2-year-old sister. Starkweather would plead not guilty, claiming insanity, but was sentenced to death and executed on June 25, 1959. Fugate, who has always maintained Starkweather had held her hostage, was sentenced to life in prison for her role in the murder spree, but was paroled in June 1976 after serving more than 17 years in prison.


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