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What Happened on January 22nd This Day in History

Year Name
2009 President Barack Obama signs an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp; congressional opposition will prevent it being implemented.
2007 At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
2006 Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
2002 Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
1999 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
1998 Space Shuttle program: space shuttle Endeavour launches on STS-89 to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
1995 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid suicide bombing: In central Israel, near Netanya, two Gazans blow themselves up at a military transit point, killing 19 Israeli soldiers.
1992 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
1992 Space Shuttle program: The space shuttle Discovery launches on STS-42 carrying Dr. Roberta Bondar, who becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
1987 Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
1984 The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial.
1973 The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
1973 The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
1973 A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
1973 In a bout for the world heavyweight boxing championship in Kingston, Jamaica, challenger George Foreman knocks down champion Joe Frazier six times in the first two rounds before the fight is stopped by referee Arthur Mercante.
1971 The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
1970 The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1968 Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1968 Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
1967 Between dozens and hundreds of anti-Somocista demonstrators are killed by the Nicaraguan National Guard in Managua.
1963 The Élysée Treaty of cooperation between France and West Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
1957 Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
1957 The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
1947 KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
1946 In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad; he becomes the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh becomes the prime minister.
1946 Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
1944 World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.
1943 World War II: Australian and American forces defeat Japanese army and navy units in the bitterly fought Battle of Buna–Gona.
1941 World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
1927 Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
1924 Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1919 Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
1917 American entry into World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
1915 Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
1906 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
1905 Bloody Sunday in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
1901 Edward VII is proclaimed King of the United Kingdom after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
1890 The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
1879 The Battle of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War results in a British defeat.
1879 The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also during the Anglo-Zulu War and just some 15 km away from Isandlwana, results in a British victory.
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.
1849 Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
1824 The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
1808 The Portuguese royal family arrives in Brazil after fleeing the French army's invasion of Portugal two months earlier.
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 of England and Ireland when he fled to France in 1688.
1555 The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now Myanmar.
1517 The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
1506 The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
871 Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by King Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing.
613 Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
Famous People Born on January 22

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Year Name
1938 Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, Brazilian footballer (d. 2019)
1971 Stan Collymore, English footballer and sportscaster
1968 Heath, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
1891 Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1937)
1900 Ernst Busch, German actor and singer (d. 1980)
1886 John J. Becker, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1961)
1938 Joe Esposito, American author (d. 2016)
1909 Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
1938 Peter Beard, Australian photographer and author (d. 2020)
1909 U Thant, Burmese educator and diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General (d. 1974)
Famous People Deaths On January 22

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Date Name
935 Ma, empress of Southern Han
2012 Simon Marsden, English photographer and author (b. 1948)
2007 Ngô Quang Trưởng, Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
1170 Wang Chongyang, Chinese Daoist and co-founder of the Quanzhen School (b. 1113)
1957 Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher and academic (b. 1876)
1925 Fanny Bullock Workman, American geographer and mountain climber (b. 1859)
2004 Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1916)
1188 Ferdinand II of León (b. 1137)
1950 Alan Hale, Sr., American actor and director (b. 1892)
1927 James Ford Rhodes, American historian and author (b. 1848)