On this day: January 22

POSTED: 03:48 AM PST Jan 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 21, 2016 

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.

OTD January 22 - DW Griffith
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1875: Pioneering film director D. W. Griffith, best known as the director of the epic 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation" and the subsequent film "Intolerance," is born in La Grange, Kentucky. He died of a brain hemorrhage at age 73 on July 23, 1948.


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