22nd January

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2001 MMR vacine declared safe The government launches a £3m campaign to convince parents the controversial MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) triple vaccine is safe.
1983 Bjorn Borg retires Bjorn Borg retires from professional tennis at the age of 26, following five Wimbledon titles.
1980 Andrei Sakharov arrested and exiled Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov is arrested and sentenced to internal exile in Gorky.
1972 US Presidents US President Lyndon Johnson dies
1962 James Hanratty James Hanratty enters a plea of "not guilty" as he appears in court accused of murder a man in a lay-by on the A6.
1906 Liverpool tram accident kills 20 A tram accident in Liverpool kills 20 people
1904 Fire destroys Alesund Fire destroys the city of Norwegian Alesund, 12,000 are left homeless
1901 English Royalty Queen Victoria dies today at Osborne, her seaside home in the Isle of White. She was 81 and had reigned for 63 years.
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