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 - Oprah Winfrey
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1954: Talk show host and actress Oprah Winfrey, best known for her self-titled show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from 1986 to 2011 and her Oscar-nominated film debut in 1985's "The Color Purple," is born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Winfrey is also the chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions, which includes her own television network, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the magazine "O, The Oprah Magazine."


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