About January 22

January 22, 2020 is the 22nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 344 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On January 22

  • 1506
    The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
  • 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.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1899
    Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for “peace without victory” in Europe.
  • 1963
    The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 1987
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 1992
    Rebel forces occupy Zaire’s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government’s resignation.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 2023
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

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