This Day in History

January 22nd in History

The Battle of Rorke's Drift! In other news, Roe v. Wade is decided and the Macintosh is advertised on the Super Bowl. Sir Walter Raleigh, John Donne, Captain Kidd, Lord Byron, and "Wrong Way" Corrigan are born; LBJ and Bill Mauldin die. Happy Polish Grandfather's Day!

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Quote of the Day

"The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power."

Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher born January 22, 1561