Historical Events on 22nd January

  • 565 Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • 871 Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex
  • 1371 King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned
  • 1506 The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican.
  • 1510 Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
  • 1517 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate
  • 1528 England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V

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1575 English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1584 Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
  • 1588 Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
  • 1673 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
  • 1689 Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
  • 1689 Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary (daughter of exiled King James II)
  • 1690 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • 1758 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]
  • 1760 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • 1771 Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
  • 1775 Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
  • 1798 Coup d'état, Batavian Republic
  • 1813 Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
  • 1814 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
  • 1816 Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"
  • 1817 British freighter Diana sinks off Malaya
  • 1824 Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.

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1831 Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1837 Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands
  • 1840 New Zealand Company settlers arrive aboard the Aurora at Te Whanganui a Tara, which becomes Port Nicholson, Wellington
  • 1850 Alta California becomes a daily paper, 1st such in Calif
  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
  • 1859 Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover
  • 1862 Confederate government raises premium for volunteers from $10 to $20
  • 1863 Union General Burnside's "Mud March"
  • 1873 British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die
  • 1877 Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1879 Zulu warriors attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana, South Africa
  • 1879 James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois & Minnesota
  • 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders.
  • 1881 Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
  • 1883 England complete 1st innings victory in Tests v Aust MCG
  • 1889 Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1890 Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
  • 1895 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • 1899 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.

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1901 After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1903 The Hay-Herran Treaty concerning the USA's right to the Panama Canal is signed by the Colombian Charge d'affaires in Washington, D.C. (never ratified)
  • 1905 In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'
  • 1906 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1909 Vassily Kandinsky forms Kunstlerverein in Munich
  • 1910 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1914 Paul Claudel's "L'échange" premieres in Paris
  • 1918 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
  • 1924 Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain
  • 1924 Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
  • 1924 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1925 Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
  • 1926 Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
  • 1930 -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • 1931 French government of Steeg falls
  • 1931 VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
  • 1931 Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1934 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1936 French Laval government falls
  • 1938 "Our Town", Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, premieres (NJ)
  • 1939 Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, SF, is dedicated
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
  • 1941 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
  • 1941 British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 1942 Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch 11 city skate (8:44:06)
  • 1943 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 1943 Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
  • 1943 Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
  • 1943 Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
  • 1944 Allied forces begin landing at Anzio on the Italian mainland
  • 1945 Burma highway reopens
  • 1945 Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
  • 1946 US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA
  • 1947 KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • 1949 "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • 1949 Chinatown telephone exchange closed
  • 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1951 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • 1951 Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter

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1953 Arthur Miller's "Crucible" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1954 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win

  • 1955 Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
  • 1956 30 people die in a train crash in Los Angeles
  • 1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1956 Canadian Football Council forms
  • 1957 Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
  • 1957 Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
  • 1958 KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 USAF concludes that less than 1% of UFOs are unknown objects
  • 1960 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • 1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 1962 The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
  • 1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1963 The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1964 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • 1964 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • 1965 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • 1967 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
  • 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC
  • 1968 Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made
  • 1968 NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix
  • 1969 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • 1969 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York City to London in 6½ hours
  • 1970 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town

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1971 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1972 "Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV
  • 1972 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA
  • 1972 An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1973 Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • 1973 US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • 1975 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • 1976 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)
  • 1979 10,000s UK public sector workers go on strike

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1980 Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1980 PGA begins a senior golf tour
  • 1980 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup
  • 1981 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
  • 1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1982 75% of North America is covered by snow
  • 1983 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
  • 1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 1983 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
  • 1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • 1984 Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
  • 1984 Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
  • 1985 -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 1985 Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • 1985 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • 1986 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
  • 1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
  • 1987 Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1989 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

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1989 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1990 Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
  • 1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1990 Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.

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1990 President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1991 Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 1991 Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraqi forces
  • 1992 Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • 1992 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • 1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
  • 1994 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers
  • 1994 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1994 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 1995 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • 1995 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • 1997 Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth
  • 1998 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

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1998 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
  • 1998 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe
  • 1999 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • 2001 The British government launches pro-vaccine campaign
  • 2002 Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 2003 Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
  • 2006 Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

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2006 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2006 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • 2006 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14
  • 2007 The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

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2010 Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • 2012 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • 2012 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)
  • 2013 A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
  • 2013 The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
  • 2014 Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres
  • 2016 Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania