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The Week in History


January 15, 1967

The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Coliseum in America’s first Super Bowl championship game.

January 16, 1919

Prohibition takes effect in the U.S., when the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution-prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes”-is ratified.

January 22, 1973

The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Roe v. Wade that women, as part of their constitutional right to privacy, can terminate a pregnancy during its first two trimesters.

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