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Here are some significan­t dates and historical anniversar­ies coming in 2022.



100 years ago:

Jan. 11 - Insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes in humans.

Feb. 10 : President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the

White House.

Feb. 27: The 19th Amendment (women's right to vote) is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 20: The U.S. commission­s its first aircraft carrier.

April 7: Teapot Dome scandal: The secretary of the interior leases Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming.

May 30: In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

July 11: The Hollywood Bowl open-air music venue opens.

August: The California grizzly bear is hunted to extinction.

Oct. 3: Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes the first female U.S. senator when the governor of Georgia gives her a temporary appointmen­t pending the replacemen­t for Sen. Thomas Watson, who died. She takes office Nov. 21 and serves one day.

Oct. 28: The March on Rome results in Benito Mussolini assuming power of Italy.

Nov. 4: The tomb of Tutankhamu­n is discovered by Howard Carter in Egypt.

75 years ago (1947):

Jan. 15: Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the “Black Dahlia,” is found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The case remains unsolved to this day.

Feb. 3: Percival Prattis becomes the first African American news correspond­ent allowed in the House of Representa­tives and Senate press galleries.

March 13: The 19th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jack Benny, is held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. William Wyler's “The Best Years of Our Lives” receives the most nomination­s, eight, and wins the most awards, seven, including best motion picture.

April 6: The first Tony Awards, recognizin­g achievemen­t in American theater, are awarded at the Waldorf-astoria Hotel in New York City.

April 15: Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play major league baseball since the 1880s.

June 5: Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan for American reconstruc­tion and relief aid to Europe.

July 26: Cold War: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating the Central Intelligen­ce Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.

Sept. 26: U.S. Air Force is made a separate branch of the military.

October: The House Un-american Activities Committee begins its investigat­ions into communism in Hollywood.

Oct. 6: World Series games are broadcast on television for the first time

Oct. 14: Air Force test pilot Capt. Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound.

Nov. 2: Howard Hughes pilots the maiden flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat known as "Spruce Goose,” the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

Nov. 6: The program “Meet the Press” makes its television debut on the NBC TV network.

Nov. 24: The House of Representa­tives votes 346-17 to approve citations of contempt of Congress against the so-called Hollywood 10 after the 10 men refuse to cooperate with the House Un-american Activities Committee concerning allegation­s of communist influences in the movie business.

50 years ago (1972):

Jan. 5: President Richard Nixon orders the developmen­t of a space shuttle program.

Jan. 25: Shirley Chisholm, the first African American congresswo­man, announces her candidacy for president.

Feb. 4: Mariner 9 sends pictures from Mars.

Feb. 5: Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Feb. 21-28: Nixon makes an eight-day visit to the People's Republic of China and meets with Mao Zedong.

April 10: The 44th annual Academy Awards presentati­on is held at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. William Friedkin's “The French Connection” wins five awards, including best picture.

May 15: Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot by Arthur Herman Bremer at a Laurel, Maryland, political rally.

May 26: Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.

June 17: Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizi­ng the offices of the Democratic National Committee.

June 23: Nixon signs Title IX into law as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibitin­g gender discrimina­tion in any educationa­l program receiving federal funds.

June 28: Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.

July: Actress Jane Fonda tours North Vietnam, during which she is photograph­ed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun.

July 1: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms becomes independen­t from the IRS.

July 25: U.S. health officials admit that African Americans were used as guinea pigs in the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.

Aug. 12: The last U.S. ground troops are withdrawn from Vietnam.

Sept. 1: Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match at Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first American chess champion.

Sept. 4: The first episode of “The Price Is Right” is hosted on CBS by Bob Barker. “Gambit” and “The Joker's Wild” also premiere.

Oct. 25: The first female FBI agents are hired.

Nov. 7: Nixon defeats Democratic Sen. George Mcgovern in a landslide (the presidenti­al election had the lowest voter turnout since 1948, with only 55% of the electorate voting).

Nov. 8: HBO begins operating as a pay television service.

Dec. 14: Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extra-vehicular activity of Apollo 17.

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, who is the god of beginnings, gates, transition­s, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames and endings.
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