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
Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
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.
The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
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.
The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 22?
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron), English poet (d. 1824)
Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1921)
Conrad Veidt, German actor (d. 1943)
Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
Eleanor McEvoy, Irish singer and songwriter
Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
Willa Ford, American singer
Daniel Wayne Smith, American reality television personality (d. 2006)
Alizé Cornet, French tennis player
Who died on January 22?
Cao Rui (Wei Ming Di), emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 205)
Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831)
R.C. Lehmann, English writer (b. 1856)
Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher (b. 1876)
Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (b. 1894)
Yitzhak Baer, German-born Israeli historian (b. 1888)
Tommy Tucker, American singer and pianist (b. 1933)
Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (b. 1891)
Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
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