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Remembering January 22

Births, Birthdays, Deaths, Holidays, & Events
  • 1552 - Walter Raleigh (English poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer) (467) [MORE]
  • 1561 - Francis Bacon (English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales) (458) [MORE]
  • 1934 - Bill Bixby (American actor and director) (85) [MORE]
  • 1946 - Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1949 - Steve Perry (American singer-songwriter and producer) (70) [MORE]
  • 1957 - The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and charged with planting more than 30 bombs. [MORE]
  • 1959 - Linda Blair (American actress - The Exorcist) (60) [MORE]
  • 1968 - Guy Fieri (American chef, author, and television host) (51) [MORE]
  • 1970 - The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • 1973 - In a bout for the world heavyweight boxing championship in Kingston, Jamaica, challenger George Foreman knocks down champion Joe Frazier six times in the first two rounds before the fight is stopped by referee Arthur Mercante.
  • 1973 - Lyndon B. Johnson (American lieutenant and politician, 36th President of the United States) [MORE]
  • 1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial. [MORE]
  • 1994 - Telly Savalas (American actor) [MORE]

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