On this day: January 22

Published On: Jan 21 2013 05:48:20 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Lyndon B Johnson
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1973: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, completed Kennedy's term and was elected president in his own right, dies of a massive heart attack at the age of 64 in Stonewall, Texas. While in office, Johnson was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, aid to education, and his "War on Poverty."

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