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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.

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January 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1771
    Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to the United Kingdom.
  • 1849
    Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.
  • 1901
    Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1915
    Over 600 people are killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a train plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.
  • 1919
    Act Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1969
    A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 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.
  • 2023
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1909
    U Thant, Burmese diplomat and 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
  • 1920
    Irving Kristol, American pundit, columnist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Sir Alf Ramsey, English football manager (d. 1999)
  • 1949
    Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • 1962
    Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
  • 1981
    Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • 1986
    Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
  • 1988
    Greg Oden, American basketball player

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