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Tuesday January 22, 2019

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2019 was the 22nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1849
    Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
  • 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.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1909
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 1919
    Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
  • 1941
    World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 1987
    Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 1987
    Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
  • 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?

  • 1740
    Noah Phelps, American Spy (d. 1809)
  • 1869
    Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk (d. 1916)
  • 1874
    Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
  • 1937
    Joseph Wambaugh, American author
  • 1949
    Phil Miller, English guitarist (National Health, In Cahoots, Matching Mole)
  • 1972
    Romi Park, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1976
    Jimmy Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • 1987
    Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 1991
    Alex MacDowall, British racing driver

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