Right now is Thursday, January twenty sixth, the twenty sixth day of 2022. There are 339 days left within the yr.
Right now’s spotlight in historical past:
On January 26, 1998, President Invoice Clinton strongly denied having an affair with a former White Home intern, telling reporters, “I had no sexual relations with that girl, Miss Lewinsky.”
In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Rocky Mountain Nationwide Park Act, creating America’s tenth nationwide park.
In 1962, america launched Ranger 3 to land scientific devices on the moon. (The probe ended up lacking its goal by greater than 22,000 miles.)
In 1992, Democratic presidential nominee Invoice Clinton, who appeared together with his spouse Hillary on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” admitted “inflicting ache in my marriage,” however mentioned earlier troubles weren’t related to the marketing campaign.
In 1993, Vaclav Havel (VAHTS’-lahv HAH’-vel) was elected President of the newly fashioned Czech Republic.
In 1994, throughout a go to by Britain’s Prince Charles to Sydney, Australia, a scare occurred when school pupil David Kang lunged on the prince and fired two clean photographs from a starter pistol. (Kang was later sentenced to 500 hours of neighborhood service.)
In 2005, a US Navy helicopter crashed in western Iraq, killing 30 Marines and one Navy medic on board. A person parked his SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale, California, inflicting two commuter trains to collide, killing 11 individuals. (The motive force of the SUV, Juan Alvarez, was convicted of homicide and sentenced to 11 consecutive life phrases.)
In 2009, Nadya Suleman gave start to 6 boys and two ladies at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Heart in California. Criticism got here after the general public realized that the unemployed single mom had conceived by means of in vitro fertilization together with her eight youngsters and 6 older youngsters.
In 2016, the FBI arrested leaders of an armed group that occupied an Oregon Nationwide Wildlife Refuge for greater than three weeks throughout a site visitors cease that killed a person, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. Character actor Abe Vigoda, 94, died in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
In 2020, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and 7 others had been killed when their helicopter crashed right into a steep hillside in thick morning fog in Southern California; The previous Lakers star was 41 years outdated. 18-year-old singer Billie Eilish made historical past on the Grammy Awards, changing into the youngest to win a prime Grammy award and the primary to win all 4 in practically 40 years.
Ten years in the past: 1000’s of individuals, many carrying placards with the names of victims of gun violence, took half in a gun management rally in Washington, DC and marched from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Victoria Azarenka gained her second consecutive Australian Open title, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Ashley Wagner grew to become the primary girl since Michelle Kwan in 2005 to win back-to-back titles on the US Determine Skating Championships and up-and-coming Gracie Gold in Omaha, Neb.
5 years in the past: A jury in a suburban New Orleans discovered Ronald Gasser responsible of manslaughter within the capturing demise of NFL operating again Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road rage confrontation. (Gasser, 56, was later sentenced to 30 years in jail.) Michigan State College athletic director Mark Hollis retired two days after the college’s president was disgraced over the varsity’s dealing with of allegations of sexual abuse in opposition to the professor fallen former sports activities physician Larry Nassar had resigned. A fireplace raged by means of a small South Korean hospital and not using a sprinkler system, killing 37 individuals.
A yr in the past: The Federal Reserve signaled that it plans to boost rates of interest to fight excessive inflation. Boston’s Brigham & Ladies’s Hospital defended its resolution to disclaim a person a coronary heart transplant partially as a result of he refused to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. Spotify mentioned it could grant veteran rocker Neil Younger’s request to take away his music from the streaming platform; Younger protested Spotify’s resolution to permit the unfold of COVID-19 misinformation in podcasts. After 40 straight wins and practically $1.4 million in prize cash, the successful streak of “Jeopardy!” World Champion Amy Schneider got here to an finish.
Right now’s birthdays: Cartoonist Jules Feiffer turns 94. Sportscaster actor Bob Uecker turns 88. Actor Scott Glenn turns 84. Singer Jean Knight turns 80. Activist Angela Davis turns 79. Actor Richard Portnow turns 76. Rock musician Corky Laing (Mountain) turns 75 Actor David Strathairn (streh-THEHRN’) is 74. Producer and director Mimi Leder is 71. Alt-country singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is 70. Reggae musician Norman Hassan (UB40) is 65. The presenter of the Speak present actor-comedian Ellen DeGeneres is 65. Rock musician Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows) is 63. Hockey Corridor of Famer Wayne Gretzky is 62. Musician Andrew Ridgeley is 60. R&B singer Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) is 60. Actor Paul Johansson is 59. Director Lenny Abrahamson is 57. Actor Bryan Callen is 56. Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is 53. Actor Nate Mooney is 51. Actress Jennifer Crystal is 50. Rock music ker Chris Hesse (Hoobastank) is 49. Actress Matilda Szydagis is 49. Actor Gilles Marini (ZHEEL ma-REE’-nee) is 47. Gospel singer Tye Tribbett is 47. Retired NBA participant Vince Carter is 46. The actress Sarah Rue is 45. Actor Colin O’Donoghue is 42.