About January 22

January 22, 2022 is the 22nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 343 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 10 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 22

  • 1521
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1771
    Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to the United Kingdom.
  • 1824
    The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • 1877
    Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke’s Drift – 139 British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by four to five thousand Zulu warriors.
  • 1901
    Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • 1905
    Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
  • 1927
    First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1957
    Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1963
    The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • 1987
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 1995
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre – In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.

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