This Day in History – January 22

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January 22

When we wake up to a new day, it is difficult to imagine that it will be historic in some way or another. But the beauty of history is, it is never forgotten. From wars, truces, treaties, births, deaths, discoveries, breakthroughs, and much more, let’s recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, January 22.

871: Battle of Basing
Danish invasion army defeated Saxon Ethelred of Wessex.

1371: First Monarch of the House of Stewart 
King Robert II of Scotland (1371-90) was crowned and became the first monarch of the House of Stewart.

1528: War Against Charles V
England and France declared war on Emperor Charles V.

1584: Switzerland’s Change of Calendar 
Switzerland adopted the Gregorian Calendar.

1760: Battle of Wandiwash India
British troops won against the French soldiers in the Battle of Wandiwash India.

1831: Charles Darwin Came 10th in his Degree Exam
Charles Darwin came tenth out of 171 candidates in his Bachelors of Art Exam at Christ’s College on January 22, 1831.

1837: Earthquake in Syria
An Earthquake in Syria killed thousands of people.

1859: Johannes Brahms’ 1st premiere
Johannes Brahms’ 1st piano concerto in D minor premiered in Hanover on January 22, 1859.

1879: Battle of Rorke’s Drift
139 British soldiers held 4000 Zulus at Isandlwana, South Africa.

1901: No More Stamps of Queen and King
Britain stopped the sale of Queen Victoria’s and King Edward’s stamp series.

1905: Coen de Koning Became 2nd Dutchman to Win a World Title
Coen de Koning won the 1500m, 5000m and 10000m at World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Groningen.

1905: Bloody Sunday
In St. Petersburg, Russian troops fired on protestors who were led by Father Gapon on January 22, 1905. The day later came to be called Bloody Sunday.

1931: First Australian born Governor-General
Sir Isaac was sworn in as the first Australian born Governor-General of Australia.

1934: Lady Macbeth Premiered
Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth was premiered in Leningrad.

1941: Crucible Premiered
Arthur Miller’s play ‘Crucible’ was also premiered in New York City on January 22, 1941.

1964: World’s Largest Cheese
The World’s Largest Cheese (15,727 kg) was manufactured in Wisconsin for New York’s World Fair on January 22, 1964.

1971: John Lennon’s Power to the People
John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded the famous ‘Power to the People’.

1989: USSR Nuke test
USSR performed the nuclear weapon tests at Eastern Kazakh.

1991: Cholera in Peru
The Cholera epidemic started in Peru which infected over 3,00,000.

1997: Space Shuttle Atlantis returned
Space shuttle Atlantis successfully entered the planet Earth.

2014: Water Vapour found in Ceres
Water vapour was detected on the dwarf planet Ceres.

2018: Largest Digital Media & Entertainment Company, Netflix
Netflix became the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world crossing $100 billion as its net worth.

2020: COVID-19 lockdown in China
China locked down Wuhan to control the spread of COVID-19.

Famous Birthdays

  • Logic, American Rapper
  • FouseyTUBE, American-Palestinian Youtuber
  • Darianka Sanchez, American Model
  • Ricky Garcia, American Actor and Pop Singer
  • Guy Fleri, American Chef
  • Bhuvan Bam, Indian Youtuber
  • John Hurt, English Actor
  • Diane Lane, American Actress
  • Ray Rice, American Football Player

These were the most historical events that happened in world history on January 22. Stay tuned to Leverage Edu and follow us on Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Quora, Facebook for more educational content.

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