22 January 2016


22 January 1973 

On this date in 1973...

The US Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade opinion legalizing abortion-on-demand and over-ruling laws against infanticide in all Southern states.

Other Years:

  • 1599 – In retaliation for an ambushed patrol, Spanish soldiers attacked the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, burning most of the village and killing more than 600 Indians and enslaving 500 others.
  • 1875 - D.W. Griffith, early film director and producer best known for Birth of a Nation and Intolerance was born in LaGrange, Kentucky.
  • 1985 - Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop.

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