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Saturday January 22, 2022

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2022 was the 22nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 343 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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

January 2022
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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)

  • 1863
    The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1941
    World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 1987
    Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.
  • 2006
    Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1887
    Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1889
    Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1907
    Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1931
    Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
  • 1942
    Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1968
    Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
  • 1970
    Alex Ross, American comic book artist
  • 1972
    Gabriel Macht, American actor
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
  • 1993
    Rio Haryanto, Indonesian racing driver

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