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Historical Events for January 22nd

  • Year 565 Calendar » Patriarch Eutychius of Constantinople named Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • Year 613 Calendar » Constantine III (Byzantine emperor) e.g Constantine (8-month-old) is crowned as co-emperor ('Caesar (title) called Caesar') by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
  • Year 1506 Calendar » The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican City or Vatican.
  • Year 1517 Calendar » The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo) or Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
  • Year 1521 Calendar » Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor named Charles V opens the Diet of Worms
  • Year 1555 Calendar » The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now present-day Burma.
  • Year 1689 Calendar » The Convention Parliament (1689) Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II of England James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic Church Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones when he fled to Fra
  • Year 1824 Calendar » The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast (British colony) e.g Gold Coast.
  • Year 1849 Calendar » Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikhism e.g Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab region named Punjab, surrender.
  • Year 1863 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1877 Calendar » Arthur Tooth, an Anglicanism known as Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using Ritualism e.g ritualist practices.
  • Year 1879 Calendar » Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana Zulu people named Zulu troops decisively defeat British troops.
  • Year 1889 Calendar » Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • Year 1890 Calendar » The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Year 1899 Calendar » Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • Year 1901 Calendar » Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • Year 1905 Calendar » Bloody Sunday (1905) e.g Bloody Sunday in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
  • Year 1906 Calendar » SS or Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • Year 1915 Calendar » Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train Guadalajara train disaster known as plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
  • Year 1917 Calendar » World War I: President of the United States named President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  • Year 1924 Calendar » Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Party (UK) or Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Year 1927 Calendar » Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a association football football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United F.C. Sheffield United at Arsenal Stadium Highbury.
  • Year 1941 Calendar » World War II: British Empire British and Commonwealth of Nations Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Regio Esercito Italian forces during Operation Compass Tobruk Operation Compass.
  • Year 1944 Calendar » World War II: The Allies of World War II known as Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • Year 1946 Calendar » Creation of the 'Central Intelligence Group', forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Year 1947 Calendar » KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • Year 1957 Calendar » Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Year 1957 » The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • Year 1959 Calendar » Knox Mine disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania known as Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • Year 1963 Calendar » The Élysée Treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • Year 1968 Calendar » Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • Year 1969 Calendar » A gunman attempts to Brezhnev assassination attempt e.g assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • Year 1971 Calendar » The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • Year 1973 Calendar » A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
  • Year 1973 » The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
  • Year 1973 » The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • Year 1984 Calendar » 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 (commercial) or 1984"' television commercial.
  • Year 1987 Calendar » Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • Year 1987 » Philippines or Philippine security forces Mendiola massacre named open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañan Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • Year 1990 Calendar » Robert Tappan Morris is convicted of releasing the Morris worm known as 1988 Internet Computer worm.
  • Year 1991 Calendar » Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • Year 1992 Calendar » Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space
  • Year 1995 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 1999 Calendar » Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • Year 2002 Calendar » Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Year 2007 Calendar » At least 88 people are killed when 22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings e.g two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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