What happened this day in history January 22

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

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 9, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 447,576 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 21 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 2,954 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 22 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 2042
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1788
    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron), English poet (d. 1824)
  • 1886
    Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1921)
  • 1893
    Conrad Veidt, German actor (d. 1943)
  • 1903
    Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1906
    Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1967
    Eleanor McEvoy, Irish singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
  • 1981
    Willa Ford, American singer
  • 1986
    Daniel Wayne Smith, American reality television personality (d. 2006)
  • 1990
    Alizé Cornet, French tennis player

Who died on January 22?

  • 239
    Cao Rui (Wei Ming Di), emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 205)
  • 1779
    Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
  • 1900
    David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831)
  • 1929
    R.C. Lehmann, English writer (b. 1856)
  • 1957
    Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher (b. 1876)
  • 1978
    Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (b. 1894)
  • 1980
    Yitzhak Baer, German-born Israeli historian (b. 1888)
  • 1982
    Tommy Tucker, American singer and pianist (b. 1933)
  • 1988
    Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (b. 1891)
  • 2005
    Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)

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