The Supreme Court decides Roe v. Wade, the Boeing 747 flies for the first time, Apple introduces its Macintosh computer in a Super Bowl ad, and the Unabomber pleads guilty, all on this day.
1973: The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, declaring on a 7-2 vote that abortion is a fundamental right under the United States Constitution, thereby subjecting all laws attempting to restrict it to the standard of strict scrutiny. Roe v. Wade prompted a national debate that continues today.
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