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Sunday January 22, 2017

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2017 was the 22nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament convenes to determine if James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
  • 1824
    The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • 1877
    Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke’s Drift – 139 British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by four to five thousand Zulu warriors.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1947
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1990
    Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.
  • 1995
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre – In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
  • 1999
    Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1797
    Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
  • 1880
    Bill O'Neill, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1902
    Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1907
    Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1958
    Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
  • 1977
    Mario Domm, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1985
    Orianthi Panagaris, Australian guitarist
  • 1986
    Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model

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