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#ThrowbackThursday: A day like today

Jose Marti is hailed as a hero by Cuban people

It’s that time of the week again, good old  #throwbackthursday and as your Facebook and Instagram feeds blow up with baby pictures and bad hair do’s, at Press Pass Latino we had another idea.

Here’s a sample of what the world experienced on a day like today:

Charles Darwin took his bachelor of art exam on January  22nd

A portrait of a young Charles Darwin, an exhibit at the Darwin exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. On January 22, 1831 Charles Darwin was taking a Bachelor of Art exam.

in 1831 a young man by the name of Charles Darwin was taking his Bachelor of Art exam

Jose Marti is hailed as a hero by Cuban people

Jose Marti formed La Liga in New York City on January 22, 1890. (Photo courtesy www.cubanosporelmundo.com)

in 1890 Jose Marti formed La Liga (a Union of Cuban exiles) in New York City

The CIA was set up on January 22nd.

The CIA was established by US president Truman on January 22,1946.

in 1946 US president Truman sets up the Central Intelligence Agency

On January 22, 1967 the East beat the West in the Pro Bowl.

In 1967, the East beat the West in the Pro Bowl.

in 1967 The East beat the West 20-10 in the NFL Pro Bowl

John Legend and Yoko Ono recorded "Power to the People" in 1967.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono. (Photo courtesy of www.onlineonly.christies.com)

in 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Power to the People” 

Snow covered 75% of North America on January 22nd

Three quarters of North America was covered in snow. (Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons)

in 1982 75% of North America was covered by snow

On January 22, 2006 Evo Morales became the first indigenous president of Bolivia.

Evo Morales became the first indigenous president elected to govern Bolivia. (Photo courtesy of www.humanrightsfoundation.org)

in 2006 Evo Morales became Bolivia’s first indigenous president.

Conan O'Brien's followers claim to be on Team Coco.

Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show episode aired in the midst of controversy on January 22, 2010. (Graphic courtesy of www.smashingmagazine.com)

in 2010 Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show episode airs after a heated controversy over the Tonight Show time slot.

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Daysi Calavia-Robertson has a BA in Mass Communications from Florida International University. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, The South Florida Times and The Huffington Post. She's also conducted entertainment reporting segments on local television. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.

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