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Friday January 22, 2021

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2021 was the 22nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1890
    The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1962
    The Organization of American States suspends Cuba’s membership.
  • 1992
    Rebel forces occupy Zaire’s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government’s resignation.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 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?

  • 1858
    Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
  • 1869
    José Vicente de Freitas, Portuguese military officer and politician (d. 1952)
  • 1877
    Tom Jones, American baseball player (d. 1923)
  • 1890
    Fred M. Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
  • 1909
    Ann Sothern, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Graham Kerr, British-born chef
  • 1967
    Nick Gillingham, British swimmer
  • 1969
    John Linton Roberson, American cartoonist
  • 1978
    Chone Figgins, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Shaun Cody, American football player

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