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 - Rose Mary Woods
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Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

2005: Rose Mary Woods, who was President Richard Nixon's secretary from his days in Congress in 1951 through the end of his political career, dies at the age of 87 in Alliance, Ohio. Woods became a Watergate figure when she claimed responsibility in a 1974 grand jury testimony for inadvertently erasing up to five minutes of the 18 1/2 minute gap in a June 20, 1972, audio tape recorded in the Oval Office.


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