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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22 - The Day in History

January 22: General Interest
1998: Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to bombings

On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the "Unabomber."... read more

American Revolution
1779 : Claudius Smith, "Cowboy of the Ramapos", hangs

2009 : Gran Torino opens Down Under

Civil War
1927 : Rebel General John McCausland dies

Cold War
1982 : Reagan links arms talks with Soviets to oppression in Poland

1973 : Roe v. Wade

1973 : Plane crashes at Nigerian airport

General Interest
1840 : British colonists reach New Zealand
1901 : Queen Victoria dies
1905 : First Russian Revolution begins
1973 : Supreme Court legalizes abortion
1980 : Sakharov arrested in Moscow

2008 : Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose
2010 : Conan O'Brien makes final appearance as Tonight Show host

1788 : George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born

1981 : Final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone

Old West
1879 : Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom

1973 : Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas

1973 : Foreman beats Frazier to win heavyweight title in Jamaica

Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. Joint Chiefs foresee larger U.S. commitment
1968 : Operations Jeb Stuart and Pershing II kick off

World War I
1905 : Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia

World War II
1941 : Brits and Australians take Tobruk
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