Historical Political Events for January 22

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Year Event
1905 The Russian Revolution of 1905, a.k.a. "Bloody Sunday", began in St. Petersburg on this date (Jan. 9, old calendar) when troops fired on a defenseless crowd of workers, who, led by a priest, were marching to the Winter Palace to petition Czar Nicholas II.
1932 The "RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION ACT" becomes law. This was a government bailout of failed banks, an exercise performed again many years later in the Savings and Loan debacle and then again in 2008.
1973 "Roe v. Wade" Supreme Court decision handed down. Abortion is now legal in the U.S.
1996 In an article published this date, CNN takes Hillary Clinton (D) to task over her difficulties with telling the truth.
1997 The US Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright (D) as Secretary of State, the first woman to hold that office. She is famous for her quote, "...we think the price is worth it.", on the killing of 1/2 million children in Iraq.
1998 "Ted" Theodore John Kaczynski, a 55-year-old former mathematics professor, having become an anti-technology recluse, pleads guilty to charges that he is the "Unabomber".
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Quote of
the Day
"This means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but I should stress that there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent." What?
    — Britain's Home Secretary Alan Johnson announcing that the terrorist threat level was being raised to "Severe"
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