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    • January 22, 0565 Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.

    • January 22, 1506 The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.

    • January 22, 1521 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms.

    • January 22, 1690 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to the English against the French

    • January 22, 1771 Spain agrees to cede Falkland Islands to Britain.

    • January 22, 1771 Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.

    • January 22, 1779 "US - Claudius Smith, ""Cowboy of the Ramapos,"" hangs"

    • January 22, 1813 "Major General Henry Proctor leads 500 soldiers and militia, with Tecumseh's 800 Indians from Amherstburg, in a counterattack across the frozen Detroit River after his defeat 4 days earlier. He recaptures the River Raison post, and defeats 900 US troops led by Brig. Gen. James Winchester, capturing Winchester and 500 Americans"

    • January 22, 1824 Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.

    • January 22, 1840 British colonists reach New Zealand.

    • January 22, 1840 "The first British colonists arrive at Port Nicholson, New Zealand."

    • January 22, 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 of Russia."

    • January 22, 1874 "Liberal Alexander Mackenzie 1822-1892 defeats John A. Macdonald in the second Canadian general election, 138 seats to 67"

    • January 22, 1877 "Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices"

    • January 22, 1878 Canada wins right to decide whether or not to be included in British trade treaties

    • January 22, 1879 Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana - Zulu troops defeat British troops.

    • January 22, 1879 US - Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom

    • January 22, 1889 "Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, DC."

    • January 22, 1890 "The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio."

    • January 22, 1899 Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss a federation bill.

    • January 22, 1901 "Edward VII becomes King after his mother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dies."

    • January 22, 1901 "Victoria, Queen of England, dies at age 82."

    • January 22, 1905 "Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution."

    • January 22, 1905 "In what is called the ""Bloody Sunday"" incident, Cossacks and Imperial Army troops in St Petersburg, Russia, massacre more than 100 peaceful protesters."

    • January 22, 1906 "SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130."

    • January 22, 1906 US steamer Valencia wrecked on a reef off the coast of Vancouver Island; 126 passengers and crew die at sea;

    • January 22, 1912 US - Bridge to Florida Keys opens

    • January 22, 1917 "World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for ""peace without victory"" in Europe."

    • January 22, 1919 "Act Zluky was signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic."

    • January 22, 1922 Pope Benedict the 15th dies and is succeeded by Pius the 11th.

    • January 22, 1924 Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister.

    • January 22, 1927 UK hist First football broadcast by BBC

    • January 22, 1931 Sir Isaac Isaacs sworn in as Australia's first Australian-born governor-general.

    • January 22, 1938 "Thornton Wilder's play, Our Town, debuts in Princeton, New Jersey."

    • January 22, 1943 American and Australian troops took New Guinea in the first land victory over the Japanese in World War II.

    • January 22, 1944 "Allied forces begin their beach assault at Anzio, Italy, during WWII."

    • January 22, 1944 "American troops invaded Italy, landing at Anzio beach in a move to outflank German defensive positions."

    • January 22, 1944 "World War II: Allies begin Operation Shingle (an assault on Anzio, Italy)."

    • January 22, 1945 HMCS Trentonian (Corvette) torpedoed

    • January 22, 1946 "Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency."

    • January 22, 1946 Iran: Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at the Chuwarchira Square in the kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president; Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.

    • January 22, 1947 "Hollywood station KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins broadcasting."

    • January 22, 1947 "KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California."

    • January 22, 1950 "US - Preston Tucker, maker of the Tucker automobile was cleared of all fraud charges against him. But it was too little, too late. The Tucker automobile was history."

    • January 22, 1951 The Canadian destroyer HMCS Huron is put under United Nations command for service off Korea

    • January 22, 1952 "The first Jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet, enters service for BOAC."

    • January 22, 1953 "Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, opens on Broadway."

    • January 22, 1957 Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.

    • January 22, 1957 "The New York City ""Mad Bomber,"" George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs."

    • January 22, 1962 The Organization of American States (OAS) suspends Cuba's membership.

    • January 22, 1963 Elyse treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

    • January 22, 1968 The comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres on the NBC network.

    • January 22, 1968 The TV sketch comedy Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuts on NBC.

    • January 22, 1970 The Boeing 747 jumbo jet makes its first regularly scheduled commercial flight on a route from New York to London.

    • January 22, 1973 "A chartered Boeing 707 exploded in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria killing 176."

    • January 22, 1973 George Foreman breaks Joe Frazier's professional career undefeated heavyweight world boxing champion status.

    • January 22, 1973 "In the Roe vs. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy."

    • January 22, 1973 "The Supreme Court announces the famous Roe versus Wade decision, legalizing abortion (in the first six months of pregnancy) in the U.S."

    • January 22, 1973 US President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas

    • January 22, 1980 Andrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow.

    • January 22, 1983 Bjrn Borg retires from tennis after winning five consecutive Wimbledon championships.

    • January 22, 1984 Passengers escape when the ferry Karrabee sinks at its moorings in Circular Quay after coming third in annual Sydney ferry race.

    • January 22, 1984 "The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous ""1984"" television commercial."

    • January 22, 1985 A cold wave damaged 90 percent of the Florida citrus crop.

    • January 22, 1987 "Glen Tremml, 27, pedaled the ultralight aircraft Eagle over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for a human-powered flight record of 37.2 miles."

    • January 22, 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."

    • January 22, 1988 "In Northern Territory, Australia a 6.9 earthequake occured with damage in the Tennant Creek area. Felt over two-thirds of Australia."

    • January 22, 1988 "Two earthquakes, one registering 7.0 on the Richter scale, cause 20km fault near Tennant Creek, northern Australia."

    • January 22, 1989 "In Tajikistan a 5.3 earthquake occured, two hundred seventy-four people killed, many injured, extensive damage (VII) and mudslides in the Gissar area"

    • January 22, 1990 "Graduate student Robert T. Morris is convicted in federal court for unleashing a malicious ""worm"" on a computer network."

    • January 22, 1990 "Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm. Birth of Louis-Charles Rgnier"

    • January 22, 1991 "Iraq launched the third and bloodiest Scud missile attack against Israel, injuring 98 people. Three others died of heart attacks."

    • January 22, 1991 The Canadian House of Commons votes 217-47 to endorse UN resolution on military action against Iraq

    • January 22, 1992 "Boeing sells 51% of financially-troubled de Havilland Aircraft to Montreal-based Bombardier, with the province of Ontario acquiring the remaining shares"

    • January 22, 1992 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.

    • January 22, 1994 "Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, with guests Rod Stewart and Sting, has a #1 Billboard hit with the single, All For Love"

    • January 22, 1994 Twenty-one firefighters die after they are trapped in a brush fire in southern Argentina;

    • January 22, 1995 "Rose Kennedy dies at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, at age 104."

    • January 22, 1995 Twenty-one Israelis are killed and dozens injured in a suicide bombing in central Israel.

    • January 22, 1995 "Two Palestinians killed 18 Israeli soldiers, a civilian and themselves in a bombing outside a military camp in central Israel."

    • January 22, 1996 "Costas Simitis was chosen to be the new prime minister of Greece. His predecessor, Andreas Papandreou, had stepped down due to ill health."

    • January 22, 1996 "The Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning."

    • January 22, 1997 A weekend freeze cost Florida farmers at least 100 million dollars in crop losses. Winter vegetables in south Dade County and southwest Florida were hardest hit when temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in four hours Saturday night

    • January 22, 1997 Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the United States Senate.

    • January 22, 1997 "The Senate confirms President Clinton's nomination of Madeleine Albright, making her the first female secretary of state in U.S. history."

    • January 22, 1998 Accused bomber Ted Kaczynski pleaded guilty to all counts against him in California and New Jersey. He was sentenced to life in prison on May 4.

    • January 22, 1999 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

    • January 22, 2002 AOL Time Warner brings a federal suit against Microsoft alleging that the market for AOL's Netscape Navigator Internet browser was harmed when Microsoft started to give away a competing browser.

    • January 22, 2002 Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    • January 22, 2003 "Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects."

    • January 22, 2003 Snowboard pioneer Craig Kelly died in a British Columbia avalanche.

    • January 22, 2003 The Netherlands vote for a new parliament after the previous had only been into power for 86 days.

    • January 22, 2003 The Senate approved the nomination of former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge to be the first secretary of home security by a 94-0 vote.

    • January 22, 2004 "Allegations that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had accepted bribes damaged his credibility, a new poll showed. But, Sharon brushed aside the allegations and a source said no indictment was expected."

    • January 22, 2006 An¡bal Cavaco Silva is elected president of Portugal.

    • January 22, 2006 "Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president."

    • January 22, 2006 "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scores 81 points, the second highest by one individual in NBA history, against the Toronto Raptors."

    • January 22, 2007 "A bombing in a market in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 88 people and injures 160 others."

    • January 22, 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"

    • January 22, 2008 Jewish Holiday - Tu B'Shevat - Work permitted







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