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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)

  • 1824
    The Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1924
    Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 1971
    The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • 2006
    Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.
  • 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?

  • 1796
    Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
  • 1840
    Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1925
    Bobby Young, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1951
    Leon Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1952
    Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
  • 1955
    Thomas David Jones, American astronaut
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor
  • 1964
    Joe Dudek, American football player
  • 1984
    Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer

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