Today in history – January 22, 2020

1924 – Senators investigating the Teapot Dome lease scandal declared they would use all the legal powers of the government to get to the truth.

1973 – In its historic Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans and made abortion legal.

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

1998 – Theodore Kaczynski, known as the “Unabomber,” accused of sending bombs that killed and wounded people, pleaded guilty to all counts against him in California and New Jersey. He was sentenced to life in prison.