On this day: January 29

POSTED: 9:33 PM Jan 27 2013   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Jan 28 2015

"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 - Rod Blagojevich
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2009: The Illinois Senate votes unanimously to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office following his arrest the month before on several corruption charges, including allegations of trying to trade the U.S. senate seat once held by President Barack Obama for financial and political gain. He was eventually convicted on 17 counts and sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2011.

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