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Notable Historical Events on January 22nd

1989Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

1988Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1971John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

2006Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

1980Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

1831Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam

1995Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

2010Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot.

1973George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1998Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

1963The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

1575English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly

199017th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

1969Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1953Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC

January 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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. 
1831
Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam 
1837
Earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands 
1840
British colonists reach New Zealand. 
1840
New Zealand Company settlers arrive aboard the Aurora at Te Whanganui a Tara, which becomes Port Nicholson, Wellington 
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 
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 
1963
The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer. 
1964
Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) 
1964
World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin 
1965
US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite 
1967
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10 
1968
"Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premieres on NBC 
1968
Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made 
1968
NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix 
1969
"Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances 
1969
Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit 
1969
Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame 
1970
1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours 
1970
Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town 
1971
John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People" 
1972
"Emergency" with Robert Fuller premieres on NBC TV 
1972
22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA 
1972
An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach 
1973
George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1973
Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions 
1973
US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord 
1975
Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched 
1976
Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record) 
1980
Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky 
1980
PGA begins a senior golf tour 
1980
West Indies beat England 2-0 to win 1st World Series Cup 
1981
40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th 
1981
O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints 
1982
75% of North America is covered by snow 
1983
2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds 
1983
Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96 
1984
Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts 
1984
Hilbert van de Thumb becomes European all-round skates 
1984
Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB 
1985
-30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record) 
1985
Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop 
1985
Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA 
1986
Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North 
1987
Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5 
1987
Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism. 
1988
1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is 
1988
1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal 
1988
Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 
1989
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1989
Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR 
1989
After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires 
1990
17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win 
1990
Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide 
1990
Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants 
1990
Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm. 
1991
Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks. 
1991
Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraq and more Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia 
1992
Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride 
1992
Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space 
1992
Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation. 
1993
Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77 
1994
45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers 
1994
5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Sumatra 
1994
51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Steven Speilberg 
1994
East beats West 9-8 in 45th NHL All Star Game at Madison Square Garden in NYC 
1995
Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed 
1995
Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament 
1997
Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth 
1998
NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild 
1998
Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time 
1998
STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit 
1998
World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe 
1999
Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India. 
2002
Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 
2003
Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects. 
2006
Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president. 
2006
Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game 
2007
The jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada's worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. 
2010
Conan O'Brien's last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot. 
2013
A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people 
2013
The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation 
2014
Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres 
2016
North Korea Says It's Holding US Student for 'Hostile Act' 
2016
Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Found in 3 New York State Patients 
2016
CDC expands Zika virus alert; more countries issue pregnancy warnings 
2016
Five dead, two injured after shooting in Saskatchewan school 
2017
At Least 32 Killed, 50 Injured as Train Derails in India 
2017
Trump Attacks News Media Over Reporting on Crowd Sizes 
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