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History for January 22:
1850 - The Alta California becomes a daily paper, first such in Cali.
1901 - Britain's Queen Victoria dies at age 82.
1943 - The Battle of Anzio, Allies stopped on the beach.
1947 - KTLA, the first commercial TV station west of Mississippi signs on the air in Hollywood, CA.
1973 - Supreme Court approves abortions.
1561 - Francis Bacon, philosopher-essayist
1788 - Lord Byron in England, poet
1909 - Ann Sothern, voice of my mother the car
1909 - U Thant, U.N. Official
1932 - Piper Laurie in Detroit, Michigan
1934 - Bill Bixby, Actor
1937 - Joseph Wambaugh, police writer
1959 - Exorcist's Linda Blair in St Louis, Mo