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.
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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