On This Day: January 22nd

I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.

Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.

January 22nd,

1973- Roe vs Wade: Us Supreme Court legalizes most abortions

1857- National Association of Baseball Players is founded in New York

1889- Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.

1941- First mass killing of Jews in Romania

1964- World’s largest cheese is manufactured in Wisconsin for New York’s World Fair

1985- Cold wave damages 90% of Florida’s Citrus Crop

1987- Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1998- World League of America Football is renamed to NFL Europe

2002- K-Mart Corp becomes the largest retailer in the United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2006- Evo Morales is inaugurated as president of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.

Source: On This Day

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