On this day: January 22

Published On: Jan 21 2013 06:48:20 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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2012: Joe Paterno, the head coach of the college football Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011, dies of complications from lung cancer at the age of 85 in State College, Pennsylvania. With 409 victories, Paterno is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision history. His career ended in 2011 with his dismissal from the team as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.




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