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

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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.


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