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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/claudius-smith-cowboy-of-the-ramapos-hangs

Automotive
2009 : Gran Torino opens Down Under
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gran-torino-opens-down-under

Civil War
1927 : Rebel General John McCausland dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-mccausland-dies

Cold War
1982 : Reagan links arms talks with Soviets to oppression in Poland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-links-arms-talks-with-soviets-to-oppression-in-poland

Crime
1973 : Roe v. Wade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roe-v-wade

Disaster
1973 : Plane crashes at Nigerian airport
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-at-nigerian-airport

General Interest
1840 : British colonists reach New Zealand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-colonists-reach-new-zealand
1901 : Queen Victoria dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/queen-victoria-dies
1905 : First Russian Revolution begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-russian-revolution-begins
1973 : Supreme Court legalizes abortion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-legalizes-abortion
1980 : Sakharov arrested in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sakharov-arrested-in-moscow

Hollywood
2008 : Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heath-ledger-dies-of-accidental-prescription-drug-overdose
2010 : Conan O'Brien makes final appearance as Tonight Show host
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/conan-obrien-makes-final-appearance-as-tonight-show-host

Literary
1788 : George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-gordon-lord-byron-is-born

Music
1981 : Final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/final-portrait-of-john-and-yoko-is-on-the-cover-of-rolling-stone

Old West
1879 : Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-dull-knife-makes-last-fight-for-freedom

Presidential
1973 : Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-baines-johnson-dies-in-texas

Sports
1973 : Foreman beats Frazier to win heavyweight title in Jamaica
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/foreman-beats-frazier-to-win-heavyweight-title-in-jamaica

Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. Joint Chiefs foresee larger U.S. commitment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-joint-chiefs-foresee-larger-us-commitment
1968 : Operations Jeb Stuart and Pershing II kick off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operations-jeb-stuart-and-pershing-ii-kick-off

World War I
1905 : Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bloody-sunday-massacre-in-russia

World War II
1941 : Brits and Australians take Tobruk
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/brits-and-australians-take-tobruk
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