On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1922

  • Jan 4 Eliza Ann Gardner, African-American abolitionist and religious leader, dies at 90

Ernest Shackleton

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

  • Jan 6 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), dies at 79
  • Jan 7 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, dies at 50
  • 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, British physicain, naturalist, explorer (with Dr. David Livingstone), politician, and abolishionist, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Benedict XV [Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa], Italian 258th pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • Jan 22 Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, feminist and pacifist politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 84
  • Jan 27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81

Nellie Bly

Jan 27 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), dies at 57