About January 22

January 22, 2024 is the 22nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 19 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 22

  • 565
    Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • 1521
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1771
    Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to the United Kingdom.
  • 1849
    Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
  • 1863
    The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.
  • 1877
    Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1899
    Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • 1973
    A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
  • 1973
    The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • 1984
    The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous “1984” television commercial.
  • 1990
    Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.
  • 2007
    At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 2042
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.

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