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Wednesday January 22, 2020

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2020 was the 22nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 344 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1689
    The Convention Parliament convenes to determine if James II, the last Roman Catholic king of England, had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for “peace without victory” in Europe.
  • 1946
    Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1946
    Iran: Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people’s Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president; Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.
  • 1947
    KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • 1963
    The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 2007
    At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 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?

  • 1889
    Amos Strunk, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1916
    Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati author, poet, astrologist (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    John Hurt, English actor
  • 1949
    Phil Miller, English guitarist (National Health, In Cahoots, Matching Mole)
  • 1964
    Stojko Vranković, Croatian basketball player
  • 1969
    Keith Gordon, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
  • 1977
    Matthew Newton, Australian actor
  • 1980
    Christopher Masterson, American actor
  • 1986
    Maher Magri, Tunisian footballer

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