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.
2008: Actor Heath Ledger, known for roles in movies such as "10 Things I Hate About You," "A Knight's Tale," "Monster's Ball" and "Brokeback Mountain," dies from an accidental prescription drug overdose at the age of 28 in New York City. In 2009, Ledger would posthumously win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his last completed role, playing The Joker in "The Dark Knight."
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