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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

January 22nd: This day in history


LEAD STORY
Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to bombings1998
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Claudius Smith, "Cowboy of the Ramapos,"hangs,1779
AUTOMOTIVE
"Gran Torino" opens Down Under2009
CIVIL WAR
Rebel General John McCausland dies1927
COLD WAR
Reagan links arms talks with Soviets to oppression in Poland,1982
CRIME
Roe v. Wade1973
DISASTER
Plane crashes at Nigerian airport1973
GENERAL INTEREST
British colonists reach New Zealand1840
Queen Victoria dies1901
First Russian Revolution begins1905
Supreme Court legalizes abortion1973
Sakharov arrested in Moscow1980
HOLLYWOOD
Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose2008
Conan O’Brien makes final appearance as “Tonight Show” host,2010
LITERARY
George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born1788
MUSIC
Final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone1981
OLD WEST
Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom,1879
PRESIDENTIAL
Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas1973
SPORTS
Foreman beats Frazier to win heavyweight title in Jamaica1973
VIETNAM WAR
U.S. Joint Chiefs foresee larger U.S. commitment,1964
Operations Jeb Stuart and Pershing II kick off,1968
WORLD WAR I
Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia1905
WORLD WAR II
Brits and Australians take Tobruk1941

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