January 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1917 - World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
- 1946 - Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- 1968 - Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
- 1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
- 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.
- 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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