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On This Day: January 22nd

This is 22nd day of the year and 343 days remain in the year.

in history
1901
Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).
1905

500 workers were killed by the Czar's troops in "Bloody Sunday" in St. Petersburg (on January 9 of the old Russian calendar). 

1938
Thornton Wilder's play Our Town first performed publicly in Princeton, N.J.
1973
The Supreme Court legalized some abortions in Roe v. Wade.
1973
Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.
1997
The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.
January 22 BirthdaysGeorge Balanchine

1904–83, American choreographer and ballet dancer,


Bill Bixbyactor, TV director
Diane Laneactor
Francis Baconphilosopher
D.W. Griffithfilmmaker
Andre Marie Amperephysicist
George Gordon Noel Byronpoet
John Winthropcolonial governor
August Strindbergdramatist
U ThantU.N. statesman
Beatrice Potter Webbsocialist economist



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