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This Day in History: January 22

January 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1917 - World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  2. 1946 - Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  3. 1968 - Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  4. 1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  5. 1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Francis Bacon (English philosopher), Fritz Houtermans (Polish physicist), George Balanchine (Russian-American choreographer and director, co-founded the New York City Ballet), Lev Landau (Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Alan J. Heeger (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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