On This Day in History for January 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 128 of 128

  • 1984 Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates
  • 1985 -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 1985 Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • 1986 Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
  • 1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1990 Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
  • 1990 Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra
  • 1995 Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
  • 1997 Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth
  • 1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
  • 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 NASA 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Deaths in History

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