What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on January 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 22 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.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 9, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 456,336 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosidigon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac 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.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,319 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 22 Historical Events

  • 1899
    Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1919
    Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
  • 1947
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1916
    Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati author, poet, astrologist (d. 1994)
  • 1963
    Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • 1977
    Aaron Rakers, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Mario Domm, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1984
    Raica Oliveira, Brazilian model

Who died on January 22?

  • 1931
    Alma Rubens, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1982
    Eduardo Frei Montalva, 28th President of Chile (b. 1911)
  • 1991
    Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1997
    Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2000
    Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)

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