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January 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 56 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 613
    Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
  • 1506
    The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
  • 1517
    The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
  • 1521
    Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms
  • 1555
    The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now present-day Burma.
  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones when he fled to France in 1688.
  • 1824
    The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • 1849
    Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
  • 1863
    The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish–Lithuanian–Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.
  • 1877
    Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana: Zulu troops decisively defeat British troops.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke’s Drift: One hundred thirty-nine British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an onslaught by three to four thousand Zulu warriors.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1899
    Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 1901
    Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • 1905
    Bloody Sunday in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1915
    Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for “peace without victory” in Europe.
  • 1919
    Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1927
    Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
  • 1941
    World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.
  • 1946
    In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people’s Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh is the prime minister.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
  • 1957
    Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.

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