Historical Events on 22nd January
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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 - Turks conquer Cairo
1528 - England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
1575 - English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly
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
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I 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 of Midderigh
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 Malaysia
1824 - Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
1831 - Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
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
Naturalist Charles Darwin 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.
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria 1901 - After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series
1903 - The Hay-Herran Treaty concerning the USA's right to the Panama Canal is signed by the Colombian Charge d'affaires in Washington DC (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 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
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-
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 perfs
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
Playwright Arthur Miller 1953 - Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC
1953 - 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
1954 - 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win
1955 - Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
1956 - 30 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
LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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
1963 - The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
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
French President Charles de Gaulle 1969 - "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
1969 - Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
1969 - Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
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
1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
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
1973 - George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1973 - Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
Boxing Champ George Foreman 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
1980 - Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky
1980 - PGA begins a senior golf tour
1980 - West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 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
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov 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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1988 - Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR
1989 - After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires
1990 - 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
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.
1990 - President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan
1991 - Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 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
1994 - 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win
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
1998 - Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time
1998 - STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 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.
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
2006 - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
2006 - NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14
NBA Guard Kobe Bryant 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.
2010 - Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.
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
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