11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd January

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1901 - Queen Victoria  dies

2. 1905 - 500 workers are killed by the Czar's troops in 'Bloody Sunday' in St. Petersburg

3. 1924 - Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's first Labour Prime Minister

4. 1951 - Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter. He later gave up baseball for politics

5. 1953 - The Arthur Miller drama The Crucible opens on Broadway

6. 1959 - Buddy Holly makes his last recordings alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder

7. 1973 - Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at age 64

8. 1983 - Bjorn Borg retires from tennis. He set a record by winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships

9. 1984 - Apple introduces the Macintosh during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII

10. 1997 - The U.S. Senate confirms Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state

11. 2003 - In New York, the "Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsmen" exhibit opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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