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January 22

1831: Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam at Christ’s College, Cambridge, coming tenth out of 171 candidates.

1901 : After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

1908: Katie Mulcahey is arrested for lighting a cigarette, violating the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” banning women from smoking in public, and is fined $5. Appearing before the judge she stated “I’ve got as much right to smoke as you have. I never heard of this new law, and I don’t want to hear about it. No man shall dictate to me.”

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

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