On this day: January 22

Published: Jan 21 2013 06:48:20 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2014 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.

OTD January 22 - Francis Bacon
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1561: Philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon, whose work helped establish and popularize inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method, is born in London, England.

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