Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22 in History

January 22 is the 22nd day of the year. There are 344 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.
  • 1890 – The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1905 – Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
  • 1917 – President Woodrow Wilson, of the still-neutral United States, called for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  • 1924 – Ramsay MacDonald became the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1927 – The first live radio commentary of a football (soccer) match.
  • 1946 – The creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, occurred.
  • 1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, began operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1973 – The US Supreme Court delivered its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • 1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with Apple’s 1984-themed television commercial.
  • 2002 – Kmart became the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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