Saturday, January 22, 2011


1997:The U.S. Senate unanimously confirms Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as secretary of state for President Bill Clinton’s second term in office. The next day, she is sworn in as the first female U.S. secretary of state.

1973: In its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rules 7-2 striking down most state laws limiting a woman’s right to an abortion in the first two trimesters of pregnancy.

1984: The Apple Macintosh personal computer is introduced to the world through an iconic television commercial based on George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. The ad, directed by Ridley Scott, is first aired during Super Bowl XVIII.

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