Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Today in History....January 22

* 1905, Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution

* 1917, during World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe

* 1946, creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency

* 1957, the New York City "Mad Bomber," George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs

* 1963, Elysee treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer

* 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade striking down state laws restricting abortion during the first six months of pregnancy. ALSO: George Foreman breaks Joe Frazier's professional career undefeated heavyweight world boxing champion status

* 1984, the Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.

* 1987, Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism

* 1990, Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm

* 1995, two practitioners of that "religion of peace" from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at an Israeli military transit point killing 19

* 1997, Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the United States Senate

* 1998, Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty in Sacramento, Calif., to being the Unabomber in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole.

* 2002, Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

3 Comments:

At 8:09 PM, Blogger The Frank Family said...

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
Tonight, we can be as one tonight

Broken bottles under children's feet
And bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

after I heard "Pride" I knew they'd be great. I've seen U2 about 6-7 times and was at both nights when they filmed their movie here at Sun Devil Stadium

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger The Frank Family said...

Had I known you were a fan I would have posted the whole song. Just didn't want to take up more than my fair share of space here. :)

 

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