January 22nd

1858: Beatrice Potter Webb, co-founder of the London School of Economics, architect of the British modern welfare system, born

1872: Marie Manning, novelist & reporter, wrote the 1st US newspaper advice column, Dear Beatrice Fairfax, in 1898, born.

1901: Queen Victoria died at age 81 after 63 years on the British throne. She was longest ruling monarch of Great Britain

1906: Willa Brown Chappell, 1st Black US woman to get commercial pilot’s license, founder 1st Black owned flight school, born

1973: The US Supreme Court handed down its Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion w/ restrictions.

1984: Annette Kennedy scores 70 points in a basketball game, breaking the US women’s single-game college scoring record.

1997: The US Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the nation’s first female secretary of state

 

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