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Monday January 22, 2018

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2018 was the 22nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

January 2018
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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)

  • 565
    Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rooster in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 1969
    A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 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?

  • 1440
    Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
  • 1897
    Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (d. 1981)
  • 1906
    Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1909
    U Thant, Burmese diplomat and 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
  • 1913
    Henry Bauchau, Belgian novelist, poet, and psychoanalyst
  • 1919
    Diomedes Olivo, Dominican Republic baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1949
    Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Linda Blair, American actress
  • 1963
    Javier Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 1993
    Rio Haryanto, Indonesian racing driver

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