22 January

22 January

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
  • National Hot Sauce Day
  • Celebration of Life Day
  • Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

Historic Events

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.

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

A snowman in Istanbul 1929

1910: Burial coolies during the Manchurian plague of 1910.

Burial coolies during the Manchurian plague of 1910.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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