January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 343 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 22nd in history!
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- National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
- National Hot Sauce Day
- Celebration of Life Day
- Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day
What Happened On This Day – January 22
2006: Eco Morales becomes Bolivia’s first indigenous president
The left-wing politician has focused mainly on combating poverty and curbing the influence of transnational corporations.
1973: The U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion
The liberalization that was caused by the Roe v. Wade decision entailed fierce resistance from the Pro-Life movement, but the Supreme Court has so far upheld the decision.
1970: The Boeing 747 takes off on its first scheduled flight
The Pan Am jumbo jet flew from New York to London.
1963: The Élysée Treaty formalizes the reconciliation between Germany and France
The treaty effectively ended centuries of enmity between the two European countries.
1943: World record for fastest temperature change
The fastest temperature change recorded in history occurred on this day in Spearfish, South Dakota. The temperature increased from −4°F (−20°C) to +45°F (+7°C) in the span of two minutes.
1945: American crew members of M4A1 76W and an M4A3E2 Jumbo tank, 3rd Armored Division, covered in a wooded area during a break. Belgium, January 1945.
1929: A snowman in Istanbul 1929
1910: Burial coolies during the Manchurian plague of 1910.
Births On This Day, January 22
1953: Jim Jarmusch, American director
1909: U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General
1906: Robert E. Howard, American author
1788: Lord Byron, English poet
1729: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German author, philosopher
Deaths On This Day, January 22
2010: Iskandar of Johor
2008: Heath Ledger, Australian actor, director
1973: Lyndon B. Johnson, American politician, 36th President of the United States
1901: Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom
1900: David Edward Hughes, Welsh/American scientist, co-invented the microphone