Our network

On This Day in History: Roe v. Wade, '1984,' Paterno Dies | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

On This Day in History: Roe v. Wade, '1984,' Paterno Dies

On this day in history:

1946 - The Central Intelligence Group, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, is created.

1963 - Former Atlanta Braves infielder Jeff Treadway was born. He would become a coach at Stratford Academy in Macon.

1973 - The Supreme Court delivered its decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized elective abortion in the first trimester.

1984 - Apple's '1984' commercial for the Macintosh, during Super Bowl XVIII, helped make the Super Bowl a great showcase for creative advertising. CBSNews.com ranks it as one of the ten most viral of all time, even though it's decades old now.

2008 - Heath Ledger, the Australian-born actor who posthumously won an Oscar for his performance as The Joker, died of an accidental overdose.

2012 - Joe Paterno, longtime Penn State head coach, died of lung cancer. His legacy had been tarnished by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.


Macon Deals

Upcoming Events near Macon

Community Sponsors

Complete auto body repairs,from minor dings to major crashes!