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January 22: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 21

January 22

- 1440 - Birthday: Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) born in Moscow, Russia.

- 1510 - Jews were expelled from Colmar, Alsace.

- 1528 - England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V.

- 1831 - UK: Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam at Christ's College, Cambridge.

- 1837 - Syria: Earthquake in southern Syria killed thousands.

- 1873 - British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, killed 300.

- 1879 - Battle of Rorke's Drift: 150 British troops holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors.

- 1900 - David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (invented microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68.

- 1901 - Victoria, Queen of Britain (1837-1901), dies at 81.

- 1905 - Russia: Bloody Sunday - In St Petersburg, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar, troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'.

- 1906 - Canada: SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killed 130+.

- 1908 - USA: Katie Mulcahey was arrested for (for lighting a cigarette) violating the 1-day old "Sullivan Ordinance" banning women from smoking in public was fined $5. She stated in front of the “I’ve got as much right to smoke as you have. I never heard of this new law, and I don’t want to hear about it".

- 1941 - Romania: 1st mass killing of Jews.

- 1956 - USA: 30 people died in a train crash in Los Angeles.

- 1964 - USA: World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair.

- 1973 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies (aged 64) at his Texas ranch.

- 1976 - Lebanon: Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record)

- 1980 - West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st Cricket World Series Cup.

-1991 - Iraqi forces destroy Kuwaiti oil facilities.

-1995 - Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 20+ killed.

- 2008 - Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor dies (aged 28) of a drug overdose.

- 2013 - Iraq: A series car bombings killed 17 people in Baghdad.

- 2017 - Chile declares a State of Emergency as wildfires rage out of control.

- 2018 - Netflix with worth $100 billion becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world.

- 2020 - China locks down city of Wuhan (11+ million people) to control the coronavirus.

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