Historical Events for 22nd January 2019

1689 – Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
1816 – Lord Byron completes poems “Parisina” and “Siege of Corinth”
1925 – Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
1939 – Aquatic Park, near Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco dedicated
1945 – Burma highway reopens
1967 – 17th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 20-10; Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Floyd Peters, Philadelphia Eagles, DT
1987 – Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism
1989 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
2002 – Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
2003 – Last successful contact with NASA spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects

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