About January 22

January 22, 2021 is the 22nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 343 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 21 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.
  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament convenes to determine if James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
  • 1849
    Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1915
    Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
  • 1946
    Iran: Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people’s Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president; Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1963
    The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 1999
    Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 2006
    Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.

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