On January 22nd...
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1440 Tsar Ivan
III of Russia was born.
1528 England and
France declared war on Emperor Charles V.
Author Francis Bacon was born.
Postal service between New York and Boston was
Iroquois tribes renewed their allegiance to the
British against the French.
1775 André-Marie Ampère, physicist and mathematician, was born.
Astronomer Jeremiah Dixon died.
Poet Lord Byron was born.
The first Knights Templar grand encampment in the
United States was held in New York City.
Dramatist August Strindberg was born.
The Confederate States of America raised the
premium for volunteers from $10 to $20.
Film director D.W. Griffith was
Jurist Fred M. Vinson was born.
Queen Victoria of
Great Britain died.
Choreographer George Balanchine
Douglas Corrigan, American aviator who
"accidentally" made a solo
transatlantic flight, was born.
1909 Actress Ann
Sothern was born.
Thant, Secretary-General of the United
Nations, was born.
1922 Actor Telly
Savalas was born.
1922 Pope Benedict XV died.
1924 E.M. Laird
Company changed its name to Swallow Airplane
Senator Birch Bayh was born.
Ground was broken for the Empire State Building.
1931 Singer Sam
Cooke was born.
1931 Ballerina Anna Pavlova
The British Anglican and Old-Catholic churches
1932 Actress Piper Laurie was
Actor Bill Bixby was born.
1934 Chef Graham Kerr was born.
Author Joseph Wambaugh was born.
Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, San
Francisco, was dedicated.
1939 The uranium atom was first
split, at Columbia University.
The Allies were stopped on the beach at the
Battle of Anzio (Italy).
The Central Intelligence Agency was established.
The cross-country tour of the Freedom Train ended.
1949 Singer Steve
Perry was born.
Actor Alan Hale, Sr. was born.
Israel withdrew its forces from the Sinai
The first public television station in
Puerto Rico went into operation.
Actress Linda Blair was born.
Apollo 5, an unmanned lunar module, was launched
toward the Moon.
The first commercial Boeing 747 flight from New
York to London was made. The Pan Am flight took
B.G. Barrett test flew the experimental Cessna
XMC for the first time.
1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson, 34th President of the United States,
Actor Telly Savalas died.
Kennedy family matriarch Rose Kennedy died.
Cartoonist Bill Mauldin died.
College football coach Joe Paterno died.
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