January 22

1901

Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).

1905

500 workers were killed by the Czar's troops in "Bloody Sunday" in St. Petersburg.

1938

Thornton Wilder's play Our Town first performed publicly in Princeton, N.J.

1973

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.

1973

The Supreme Court legalized some abortions in Roe v. Wade.

1997

The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.

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