22nd January

The events happened on 22nd January are :

1973 : Roe v. Wade ruling : On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most momentous decisions, ruling in Roe v. Wade that a Texas statute criminalizing abortion in most instances violated a woman's constitutional right of privacy.

1998 : One of the most notorious domestic terrorists in U.S. history, Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, who killed three people and injured 22 in 16 attacks between 1979 and 1995, was sentenced to four terms of life in prison without parole.

1943 : All Japanese resistance in Papua, on the island of New Guinea, site of an important Allied base at Port Moresby in World War II, ceased.

1905 : On what was later known as Bloody Sunday, Russian workers marching on St. Petersburg were fired on by Russian troops.

1904 : Influential ballet choreographer George Balanchine was born in St. Petersburg.

1821 : Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen discovered Peter I Island, the first sighting of land within the Antarctic Circle.

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