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On January 22nd, 1917,
President Wilson pleaded for an end to war in
Europe, calling for "peace without
victory." (By April, however, America also
was at war.)
On this date:
In 1901, Britain's Queen Victoria
died at age 82.
In 1922, Pope
Benedict the 15th died; he was succeeded by Pius
In 1938, Thornton
Wilder's play "Our Town" was performed
publicly for the first time, in Princeton, New
In 1944, during
World War Two, Allied forces began landing at
In 1953, the
Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible"
opened on Broadway.
In 1968, the
comedy show "Rowan & Martin's
Laugh-In" premiered on NBC TV.
In 1970, the first
regularly scheduled commercial flight of the
Boeing 747 began in New York and ended in London
some six and a-half hours later.
In 1973, the
Supreme Court handed down its "Roe versus
Wade" decision, which legalized abortion
using a trimester approach.
In 1973, former
President Johnson died at age 64.
In 1997, the
Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the
nation's first female secretary of state.
Ten years ago: Up
to two million Azerbaijanis marched through the
republic's capital to mourn people killed when
Soviet troops put down a nationalist revolt. A
jury in Syracuse, New York, convicted graduate
student Robert T. Morris of federal computer
tampering charges for unleashing a
"worm" that crippled a computer
Five years ago:
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy died at the Kennedy
compound at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, at age
104. Twenty-one Israelis were killed and dozens
others injured in a suicide bombing in central
One year ago:
Senator Robert C. Byrd (Democrat, West Virginia)
abruptly called for dismissal of charges against
President Clinton to "end this sad and sorry
time for our country." President Clinton
called for spending $2.8 billion to protect the
nation from cyber terrorism and chemical and germ
warfare. Pope John Paul the Second arrived in
Mexico on his first visit in 20 years.
is satire in disguise."
Henry Broadhurst, English politician (1840-1911).