On Jan. 29, 1956, editor-essayist H.L. Mencken, the “Sage of Baltimore,” died at age 75. (Baltimore Sun files)
Jan. 29, 1820: Britain's King George III died at Windsor Castle.
Jan. 29, 1845: Edgar Allan Poe's poem “The Raven” was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.
Jan. 29, 1958: Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married in Las Vegas.
Jan. 29, 1964: Stanley Kubrick's nuclear war satire “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” premiered in New York, Toronto and London.
Jan. 30, 1815: The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in agreeing to purchase the...