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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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 1506
    The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
  • 1521
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.
  • 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.
  • 1889
    Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1992
    Rebel forces occupy Zaire’s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government’s resignation.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1690
    Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1788
    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron), English poet (d. 1824)
  • 1903
    Robin Milford, British composer (d. 1959)
  • 1927
    Lou Creekmur, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1937
    Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • 1942
    Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1949
    Steve Perry, American singer and musician (Journey)
  • 1957
    Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • 1975
    Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981
    Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer

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