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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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.

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January 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1521
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1909
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for “peace without victory” in Europe.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1957
    Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1969
    A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1970
    The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet”, enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1990
    Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1869
    José Vicente de Freitas, Portuguese military officer and politician (d. 1952)
  • 1887
    Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1899
    Martti Haavio, Finnish poet (d. 1973)
  • 1904
    John Milligan, American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • 1939
    J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
  • 1956
    Steve Riley, American drummer
  • 1967
    Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1984
    Raica Oliveira, Brazilian model
  • 1993
    Rio Haryanto, Indonesian racing driver

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