Historical Events for 29th January 2022

1904 – 1st athletic letters given (University of Chicago football team)
1959 – Smog pollution with readings higher than the 1952 ‘Great Smog of London’ hits London, with many suffering chest and lung-related illnesses
1964 – Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1964 – IX Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck, Austria
1967 – The Arusha Declaration written by Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere is issued, clarifying Tanzania’s path towards Ujamaa (African socialism)
1979 – Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
1987 – William J. Casey term as 13th director of the CIA ends
1996 – 6,138th performance of “Cats” is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway’s longest-running musical, “A Chorus Line”
2017 – NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB
2021 – Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen single-dose vaccine shown to be 66% effective in trials, with complete protection against hospitalization and death

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