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On this day: January 22

Published On: Jan 21 2013 05:48:20 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 22 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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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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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