This day in history, January 22: Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declares a nationwide constitutional right to abortion

49 years ago to the day, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion.

1/22/2022 6:25:00 PM

49 years ago to the day, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion.

Almanacs are full of lists of global and national historic events. But “This Day in History” feature invites you to not just peruse a list, but to take a trip back in time to see how a significant event originally was reported in the Chicago Tribune.

Today’s Highlight in History:In 1901, Britain’s Queen Victoria died at age 81 after a reign of 63 years; she was succeeded by her eldest son, Edward VII.In 1947, America’s first commercially licensed television station west of the Mississippi, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, made its official debut.

In 1998, Theodore Kaczynski (kah-ZIHN’-skee) pleaded guilty in Sacramento, California, to being the Unabomber responsible for three deaths and 29 injuries in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole.In 2008, actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead of an accidental prescription overdose in a New York City apartment.

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First left’s step to total absurd… With any luck court will finally restore right of citizens to decide issue themselves via state legislatures. Democracy restored. Don't let broke undesirable red states ruin the country for everyone. Women's rights are human rights.

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documentsIn a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. no worries….trump will now claim the documents are lost….. WILL VOTE FOR TRUMP AGAIN SAVE AMERICA FROM BIDENS DESTRUCTION UMONG THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Why are 52 Senators so obedient to Republican leader McConnell? What are they afraid of? Maybe they need to keep a tight hold on power, control because they have secrets to protect? Why else would they vote against fair laws that weed out corruption, dark money?

Jamie Dimon Doesn’t Care What The Supreme Court Says About Covid-19 VaccinesJamie Dimon and other Wall Street chiefs are standing firmly in favor of requiring staff to get the life-saving jabs Clearly they invested

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documentsIn a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Whatever

Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court rulingStarbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate because it would cost them more employees from their already depleted workforce. But sure, blame the SCOTUS. Shame on Starbucks.☹️ ☑️👍🏼 ‼️

US Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statue caseIn a petition filed with the high court Wednesday, lawyers for the landowners argued that former Gov. Ralph Northam did not have the authority to revoke an agreement to maintain the statue on state-owned land on Richmond’s Monument Avenue. If you people would read the article, the case is about how it is the legislatures responsibility to overturn the contract and that the leader of the executive branch does not have the authority to overturn contracts agreed to by the legislature.

Supreme Court deals another setback to Texas abortion providers who want new law blockedThe SCOTUSblog has lost all credibility. Their job is to interpret Constitutional LAW, not preempt it by incorporating their personal, oft times religious, beliefs into their LEGAL decisions. WTH?! Pretty sad that they can’t even follow a law that the Supreme Court enacted- Republicans want to take away a woman's reproductive freedom. Remember that on November 8, 2022!

at 7:44 AM Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2022. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion. On this date: In 1901, Britain’s Queen Victoria died at age 81 after a reign of 63 years; she was succeeded by her eldest son, Edward VII. In 1938, Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” was performed publicly for the first time in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy. In 1947, America’s first commercially licensed television station west of the Mississippi, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, made its official debut. In 1995, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy died at the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, at age 104. In 1997, the Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the nation’s first female secretary of state. In 1998, Theodore Kaczynski (kah-ZIHN’-skee) pleaded guilty in Sacramento, California, to being the Unabomber responsible for three deaths and 29 injuries in return for a sentence of life in prison without parole. In 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points, the second-highest in NBA history, in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 122-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors. In 2007, a double car bombing of a predominantly Shiite commercial area in Baghdad killed 88 people. Iran announced it had barred 38 nuclear inspectors on a United Nations list from entering the country in apparent retaliation for U.N. sanctions imposed the previous month. In 2008, actor Heath Ledger, 28, was found dead of an accidental prescription overdose in a New York City apartment. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp within a year. (The facility remained in operation as lawmakers blocked efforts to transfer terror suspects to the United States; President Donald Trump later issued an order to keep the jail open and allow the Pentagon to bring new prisoners there.) In 2020, Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning that a new viral illness that had infected hundreds of people and caused at least nine deaths could spread further. Health officials in Washington state said they were actively monitoring 16 people who’d come in close contact with a traveler to China, the first U.S. resident known to be infected with the virus. RELATED: 6 books examining Chicago and its history Ten years ago: Longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who’d won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation, died at age 85. Five years ago: After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation. One year ago: Senate leaders announced that opening statements in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump over the Capitol riot would begin the week of Feb. 8; it would be the first time a former president would face such charges after leaving office. Former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his successful pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record, died at 86. Former “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw said he was retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. Today’s birthdays: Actor Piper Laurie is 90. Celebrity chef Graham Kerr (TV: “The Galloping Gourmet”) is 88. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 85. Singer Steve Perry is 73. Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 70. Movie director Jim Jarmusch is 69. Actor John Wesley Shipp is 67. Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is 65. Actor Linda Blair is 63. Actor Diane Lane is 57. Actor and rap DJ Jazzy Jeff is 57. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is 54. Actor Olivia d’Abo is 53. Actor Katie Finneran is 51. Actor Gabriel Macht is 50. Actor Balthazar Getty is 47. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson is 42. Jazz singer Lizz Wright is 42. Pop singer Willa Ford is 41. Actor Beverley Mitchell is 41. Rock singer-musician Ben Moody is 41. Actor Kevin Sheridan is 40. Actor-singer Phoebe Strole is 39. Rapper Logic is 32. Tennis player Alizé Cornet (uh-LEEZ’ kohr-NAY’) is 32. Actor Sami Gayle is 26. --- Journalism, it’s often said, is the first-draft of history. Check back each day for what’s new … and old. ---