January 22nd - Basic Facts:
- January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 343 days remaining until the end of the year (344 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 21.
- Next day is January 23.
January 22nd Deaths (Here)
January 22 Events:
565 – John Scholasticus deposes Eutychius as Patriarch of Constantinople.
1506 – First contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
1521 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
1771 – Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to England.
1824 – Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
1863 – The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania & Belarus.
1879 – Battle of Isandlwana (Anglo-Zulu War) – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
1879 – Battle of Rorke's Drift (Anglo-Zulu War) – 139 British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by ~ 5,000 Zulu warriors.
1889 – Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
1890 – United Mine Workers of America - founded in Columbus, Ohio.
1899 – Leaders of 6 Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
1901 – Edward VII is proclaimed King following the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
1905 – Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg - the beginning of the 1905 revolution.
1906 – SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
1917 – President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe (World War I).
1919 – Act Zluky signed - unification of the Ukrainian People's Republic & the West Ukrainian National Republic.
1924 – Ramsay MacDonald becomes 1st Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1931 – Sir Isaac Isaacs - sworn in as 1st Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1941 – Operation Compass (World War II) - British & Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces.
1944 – Operation Shingle (World War II) - Allies commence an assault on Anzio, Italy.
1946 – Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad (Iran).
1946 – Creation of the Central Intelligence Group - becomes eventually the Central Intelligence Agency.
1952 – The 1st Jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet, enters service for BOAC.
1957 – Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
1957 – New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested (charged with planting more than 30 bombs) in Waterbury, Connecticut.
1959 – Knox Mine Disaster - water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith (12 miners are killed).
1962 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
1963 – Elysée treaty of cooperation between France & Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle & Konrad Adenauer.
1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1973 – The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all 50 states.
1984 – The Apple Macintosh - 1st consumer computer popularizing the computer mouse & the graphical user interface (introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with famous "1984" television commercial).
1990 – Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.
1991 – Gulf War - 3 SCUDs & one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel.
1992 – Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa - broadcasting demand for the government's resignation.
1992 – STS-42 Mission (Space Shuttle program) – Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the 1st Canadian woman in space.
1995 – Beit Lid massacre (Israeli-Palestinian conflict) – In Israel, near Netanya, 2 suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up killing 19 Israelis.
1999 – Australian missionary Graham Staines & his 2 sons are burned alive in Eastern India by radical Hindus whilst sleeping in their car.
2002 – Kmart Corp becomes largest US retailer in history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, the country's first indigenous president.
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