January 1922 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • Jan 1 Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
  • Jan 3 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • Jan 6 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 7 The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dail Eireann by a 64-57 vote

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Jan 9 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 9 Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes - Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • Jan 13 Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • Jan 13 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • Jan 13 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)
  • Jan 18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • Jan 19 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
  • Jan 21 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
  • Jan 24 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
  • Jan 24 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • Jan 24 Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • Jan 28 American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
  • Jan 28 Knickerbocker Storm, Washington, D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses, killing 98 patrons.
  • Jan 29 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
  • Jan 30 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • Jan 30 World Law Day 1st celebrated

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
  • Jan 3 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • Jan 5 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • Jan 7 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • Jan 9 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • Jan 9 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Neville Duke, English test pilot
  • Jan 11 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • Jan 11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 12 Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
  • Jan 15 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 17 Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
  • Jan 17 Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 20 Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
  • Jan 21 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • Jan 24 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • Jan 25 Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
  • Jan 27 Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • Jan 28 Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
  • Jan 29 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
  • Jan 31 Michael Wilford, diplomat

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 5 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Jan 6 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Jan 8 Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
  • Jan 10 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • Jan 15 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Benedict XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • Jan 27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81