This Day in History for 22nd January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 171

565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
871 - Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex
1371 - King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned
1506 - The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican.
1510 - Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
1517 - Turks conquer Cairo
1528 - England & France declare war on Emperor Charles V
1575 - English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly
1584 - Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
1588 - Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
1673 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
1689 - Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
English Monarch Queen Elizabeth IEnglish Monarch Queen Elizabeth I 1689 - Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary
1690 - Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
1758 - Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]
1760 - Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
1771 - Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
1775 - Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
1798 - Coup of Midderigh
1813 - Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
1814 - 1st Knights Templar grand encampment in US held, NYC
1816 - Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"
1817 - British freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia
1824 - Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1831 - Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
1837 - Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands
1840 - British colonists reach New Zealand.
1850 - Alta California becomes a daily paper, 1st such in Calif
1857 - National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
1859 - Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover
1862 - Confederate government raises premium for volunteers from $10 to $20
1863 - Union General Burnside's "Mud March"
1873 - British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die
1877 - Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
1879 - Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa
1879 - James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois & Minnesota
1879 - Battle at Rorkes Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulus
1881 - Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
1883 - England complete 1st innings victory in Tests v Aust MCG
1889 - Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C.
1890 - Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
1895 - National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
1899 - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
1901 - After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series
1903 - The Hay-Herran Treaty concerning the USA's right to the Panama Canal is signed by the Colombian Charge d'affaires in Washington DC (never ratified)
1905 - In St Petersburg, Russia, 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 - SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
1909 - Vassily Kandinsky forms Kunstlerverein in Munich
1910 - Opera "Germania," premieres in NYC
1914 - Paul Claudel's "L'échange," premieres in Paris
1918 - Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)
1924 - Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain
1924 - Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
1924 - KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
1925 - Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
1926 - Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
1930 - -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
1931 - French government of Steeg falls
1931 - VARA begins experimental TV broadcast in Diamantbeurs Amsterdam
1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1934 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady MacBeth," premieres in Leningrad
1936 - French Laval government falls
1938 - "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, premieres (NJ)
1939 - Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, SF, is dedicated
1940 - 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
1941 - 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
1941 - British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
1942 - Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain
1942 - Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch 11 city skate (8:44:06)
1943 - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
1943 - Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
1943 - Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
1944 - During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy
1945 - Burma highway reopens
1945 - Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
1946 - US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
1947 - 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA
1947 - KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1948 - Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
1949 - "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 perfs
1949 - Chinatown telephone exchange closed
1950 - Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1951 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
1951 - Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller 1953 - Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC
1955 - Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
1956 - 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1956 - Canadian Football Council forms
1957 - Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
1957 - Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
1958 - KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
1959 - USAF concludes that less than 1% of UFOs are unknown objects
1960 - 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
1960 - French president De Gaulle escape attempt by general Massu
1960 - Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
1962 - The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
1963 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 1963 - The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 260

1263 - Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)
1440 - Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania
1553 - Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)
1561 - Francis Bacon, Strand, London, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), (d. 1626)
1571 - Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
1592 - Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
Statesman/Philosopher Francis BaconStatesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon (1561) 1649 - Pascal Collasse, composer
1654 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
1655 - Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)
1690 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
1707 - Carl Hockh, composer
1709 - Joseph Reipel, composer
1727 - Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
1729 - Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
1729 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Germany, critic/dramatist
1733 - Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer
1748 - Lewis Edson, composer
1753 - Peter Fuchs, composer
1756 - Vincenzo Righini, composer
1779 - Stefano Pavesi, composer
1781 - Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
1788 - Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
1796 - Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
1797 - Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
1799 - Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
1802 - Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
1815 - Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
1820 - Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
1820 - Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter (Jahresringe)
1820 - Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
1824 - Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
1826 - [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1840 - Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
1842 - Charles Henri Marechal, composer
1845 - Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
1845 - Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
1848 - Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
1849 - August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
1855 - Ernst Kullak, composer
1858 - Beatrice Potter Webb, England, economist
1858 - Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
1861 - Karel Stecker, composer
1865 - Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
1869 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1916)
1870 - Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
1871 - Leon Jessel, composer
1874 - Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
1874 - Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
1875 - Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor (Dutch East Indies)
Film director D. W. GriffithFilm director D. W. Griffith (1875) 1875 - D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)
1875 - Thomas W Ross, actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm)
1877 - Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
1878 - Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
1878 - Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator
1882 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
1886 - John Joseph Becker, composer
1887 - Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
1889 - Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
1890 - Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
1890 - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
1891 - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
1891 - Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
1892 - Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder
1893 - Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
1894 - Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
1894 - Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
1897 - Josef Stanislav, composer
1897 - Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
1897 - "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
1898 - Alexander Abramsky, composer
1898 - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
1898 - Gustaf Paulson, composer
1898 - Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
1898 - Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
1899 - Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
1900 - Franz Salmhofer, composer
1901 - Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
1902 - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
1903 - Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
1903 - Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
Ballet Choreographer George BalanchineBallet Choreographer George Balanchine (1904) 1904 - George Balanchine [Giorgi Balanchivadze], ballet composer/choreographer, (d. 1983), [OS=Jan 9]
1904 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
1906 - Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
1906 - Willa B Brown (Coffey), US black air pioneer (NAAA)
1906 - Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
1907 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
1907 - Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
1907 - Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
1909 - Ann Sothern, [Harriette Lake], ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
1909 - Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
1909 - [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
1909 - Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
1911 - Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
1911 - Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
1911 - Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
1913 - Verdina Shlonsky, composer
1913 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
1913 - Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
1914 - Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
1915 - Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Novelist Anthony BurgessNovelist Anthony Burgess (1942) 1942 - Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones
1960 - Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California
1985 - Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides
2005 - Business magnate and "The Apprentice" host Donald Trump (56) weds former model Melania Knauss (34) at the Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida
2006 - Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 128

1336 - Louis III, last Earl of Loon, dies
1531 - Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
1536 - Bernhard Knipperdolling, German religious leader (b. 1495)
1552 - Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
1581 - Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer, dies
1581 - Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/military/politician, dies at 52
1599 - Cristofano Malvezzi, composer, dies at 51
1640 - Erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
1700 - Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer, dies at 39
1750 - Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
1767 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
1779 - Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)
1779 - Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
1781 - Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66
1796 - Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
1798 - Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 71
1798 - Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
1799 - Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
1840 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)
1847 - Georges-Julien Sieber, composer, dies at 71
1850 - Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint, dies at 54
1852 - George Rodwell, composer, dies at 51
1868 - Moritz Ganz, composer, dies at 61
1879 - Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in Battle of Isandlwana
1879 - George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
1892 - Joseph Philo Bradley, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1813)
1893 - Vincenz Lachner, composer, dies at 81
1895 - Edward Solomon, composer, dies at 39
1900 - David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831)
1901 - Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81
1909 - Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83
1913 - Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
1914 - Frederik Rung, composer, dies at 60
1916 - Iwan Knorr, composer, dies at 63
1921 - Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
1922 - Benedictus XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
1922 - Pope Benedict XV (b. 1854)
1931 - Alma Rubens, American actress (b. 1897)
1936 - Louis Glass, composer, dies at 71
1942 - Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81
1942 - Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
1945 - A Wolfenstein, writer, dies at 61
1945 - Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
1945 - Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52
1945 - Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
1949 - William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)
1950 - Alan Hale, actor (Little John-Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 57
1950 - Corinne Luchaire, French actress (b. 1921)
1951 - Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
1951 - Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
1952 - Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
1956 - P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies
1959 - A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Hamlet, Nora), dies at 73
1959 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)
1964 - Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
1966 - Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
1967 - Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
1967 - Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
1968 - Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson (1973) 1973 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64
1974 - Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
1975 - Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
1975 - Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
1978 - Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
1978 - Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
1979 - Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
1980 - Iris Meredith, actress (Lawless Land, Gambling Terror), dies at 64
1981 - Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113
1981 - Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (b. 1903)
1982 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
1983 - Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
1985 - Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
1987 - R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference
1988 - Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
1988 - Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
1991 - Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
1992 - A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
1992 - Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
1993 - Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
1993 - Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
1993 - Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
1993 - Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
1994 - Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
1994 - Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
1994 - Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
1994 - Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 72
1994 - Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
1995 - Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
1995 - Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
1995 - Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
1995 - Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37
Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald KennedyKennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1995) 1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres JFK, RFK, & Ted, dies at 104
1995 - Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler (b. 1949)
1996 - Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
1996 - Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
1996 - Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
1996 - Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
1997 - Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
1997 - Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
1997 - Mollie Panter-Downes, writer, dies at 90

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