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January 22

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002K-Mart Corporation files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The $17 billion filing was the largest ever for a US-based retailer.
 


1999
Pope John Paul II

 Pope John Paul II arrives in Mexico for his first visit in 20 years.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1997The Senate confirms President Clinton's nomination of Madeleine Albright, making her the first female US Secretary of State.
 
1995Rose Kennedy dies at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, MA, at age 104.
 
1995Twenty-one Israelis are killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing in central Israel.
 
1990Graduate student Robert T. Morris is convicted in federal court for unleashing a malicious 'worm' on a computer network.
 
1973Former US president Lyndon Baines Johnson dies at age 64.
 
1973The Supreme Court announces the famous Roe versus Wade decision, legalizing abortion in the US (during the first six months of pregnancy).
 
1970The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its first regularly scheduled commercial flight on a route from New York to London.
 
1968The comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.
 
1953Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, opens on Broadway.
 
1947Hollywood station KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins broadcasting.
 
1944Allied forces begin their beach assault at Anzio, Italy, during WWII.
 
1938Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town, debuts in Princeton, New Jersey.
 
1922Pope Benedict XV dies and is succeeded by Pius XI.
 
1901  Victoria, Queen of England, dies at age 82.
 

Born today:

1981  Beverley Mitchell - actress

1981  Kelton Kessee - R&B singer (IMX)

1980  Christopher Kennedy Masterson - actor

1975  Balthazar Getty - actor

1969  Marc Gay - R&B singer (Shai)

1967  Olivia d'Abo - actress

1965  DJ Jazzy Jeff - rapper, actor (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince)

1965  Diane Lane - actress

1965  Regina Nicks - country singer (Regina Regina)

1959  Linda Blair - actress (The Exorcist)

1957  - NHL Hall of Famer

1953  Steve Perry - rock singer (Journey)

1952  Teddy Gentry - country singer (Alabama)

1949  Nigel Pegrum - drummer (Small Faces, Steeleye Span)

1940  John Hurt - actor

1939  Jeff Smith - chef (The Frugal Gourmet)

1937  Seymour Cassel - actor

1937  Joseph Wambaugh - author

1935  Seymour Cassel - actor

1935  Sam Cooke - singer

1934  Bill Bixby - actor

1932  Piper Laurie - actress

1909  Ann Sothern - actress

1909  U Thant - UN Secretary-General (1961-71)

1875  D.W. Griffith - film producer, director

1788  Lord Byron - poet

1561  Francis Bacon - philosopher, author

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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