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  • Kingdom of Aragon (Present Day Spain)
    Wednesday Jan 22, 1479

    Holy Roman Empire

    Ferdinand II of Aragon

    Kingdom of Aragon (Present Day Spain)
    Wednesday Jan 22, 1479

    Ferdinand II (10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516), called the Catholic, was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death. In 1469, he married Infanta Isabella, the future queen of Castile, which was regarded as the marital and political "cornerstone in the foundation of the Spanish monarchy". As a consequence of the marriage, in 1474 he became de jure uxoris King of Castile as Ferdinand V, when Isabella held the crown of Castile, until her death in 1504. At Isabella's death the crown of Castile passed to their daughter Joanna, by the terms of their prenuptial agreement and Isabella‘s last will and testament, and Ferdinand lost his monarchical status in Castile. Joanna's husband Philip became de jure uxoris King of Castile, but died in 1506, and Joanna ruled in her own right. In 1504, after a war with France, he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily permanently and for the first time since 1458. In 1506, as part of a treaty with a France, Ferdinand married Germaine of Foix of France, but Ferdinand's only son and child of that marriage died soon after birth. (Had the child survived, the personal union of the crowns of Aragon and Castile would have ceased.) In 1508, Ferdinand was recognized as regent of Castile, following Joanna's alleged mental illness, until his own death in 1516. In 1512, he became King of Navarre by conquest.




  • China
    Sunday Jan 22, 1556

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1556 Shaanxi Earthquake

    China
    Sunday Jan 22, 1556

    The 1556 Shaanxi earthquake or Huaxian earthquake is the deadliest earthquake in recorded history: according to imperial records approximately 830,000 people lost their lives. It occurred on the morning of 23 January 1556 in Shaanxi, during the Ming Dynasty. More than 97 counties in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, Hebei, Shandong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Anhui were affected.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 22, 1801

    The palace of Westminster England

    House of Lords of the United Kingdom

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Jan 22, 1801

    The Chamber of the House of Lords is located in the southern part of the Palace of Westminster. The lavishly decorated room measures 13.7 by 24.4 metres (45 by 80 ft).




  • Osborne, East Cowes, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1901

    Edward VIII

    Death of Queen Victoria

    Osborne, East Cowes, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1901

    Edward was tutored at home by Helen Bricka. When his parents traveled the British Empire for almost nine months following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, young Edward and his siblings stayed in Britain with their grandparents, Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII, who showered their grandchildren with affection.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    Vladimir Lenin

    Bloody Sunday

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    In January 1905, the Bloody Sunday massacre of protesters in St. Petersburg sparked a spate of civil unrest known as the Revolution of 1905.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Bloody Sunday

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    One of the major contributing factors that changed Russia from a country in unrest to a country in revolt was "Bloody Sunday". Loyalty to the tsar Nicholas II was lost when his soldiers fired upon people led by Georgy Gapon on 22 January 1905, who were attempting to present a petition to the tsar.




  • Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    Controversial Orthodox priest Georgy Gapon, who headed a police-sponsored workers' association, led a huge workers' procession to the Winter Palace to deliver a petition to the Tsar

    Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
    Sunday Jan 22, 1905

    Controversial Orthodox priest Georgy Gapon, who headed a police-sponsored workers' association, led a huge workers' procession to the Winter Palace to deliver a petition to the Tsar on Sunday, 22 January [O.S. 9 January] 1905.


  • China
    Monday Jan 22, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Sun Yat-sen announcement about His Resignation's Condition

    China
    Monday Jan 22, 1912

    On 22 January, Sun Yat-sen announced that he would resign the presidency in favor of Yuan Shikai if the latter supported the emperor's abdication. Yuan then pressured Empress Dowager Longyu with the threat that the lives of the imperial family would not be spared if abdication did not come before the revolutionaries reached Beijing, but if they agreed to abdicate, the provisional government would honor the terms proposed by the imperial family.


  • Romania
    Wednesday Jan 22, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Romanian Army Controlled All The Territory To The Maros River

    Romania
    Wednesday Jan 22, 1919

    By 22 January 1919, the Romanian army controlled all the territory to the Maros River. The 7th and 1st divisions were spread thin, so the 2nd Division was sent to Nagyszeben and the 6th Division to Brassó (Braşov). Two new infantry divisions, the 16th and 18th, were formed from Romanian soldiers previously mobilized in the Austro-Hungarian Army. A unified command of the Romanian army in Transylvania was established.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 22, 1932

    Great Depression

    Reconstruction Finance Corporation is created

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 22, 1932

    The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is created to lend $2 billion to troubled financial institutions that were not part of the Federal Reserve System that were solvent in the long-run. By 1941, the RFC would lend out some $9.5 billion to banks, railroads, and mortgage associations, as well as state and local governments.


  • Anzio and Nettuno, Italy
    Saturday Jan 22, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Anzio

    Anzio and Nettuno, Italy
    Saturday Jan 22, 1944

    The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from 22 January 1944 to 5 June 1944 (ending with the capture of Rome). The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno.


  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1974

    Nike, Inc.

    Registering The Swoosh With The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1974

    The Swoosh was registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 22, 1974.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 1984

    Apple Inc.

    The Macintosh

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 1984

    In 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh, the first personal computer to be sold without a programming language. Its debut was signified by "1984", a $1.5 million television advertisement directed by Ridley Scott that aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984.


  • Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Jan 22, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Ukrainian Independence Day

    Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine
    Sunday Jan 22, 1989

    In Ukraine, Lviv and Kiev celebrated Ukrainian Independence Day on January 22, 1989. Thousands gathered in Lviv for an unauthorized moleben (religious service) in front of St. George's Cathedral. In Kiev, 60 activists met in a Kiev apartment to commemorate the proclamation of the Ukrainian People's Republic in 1918.


  • Ramat Gan, Israel
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1991

    Gulf War

    the Scud attacks

    Ramat Gan, Israel
    Tuesday Jan 22, 1991

    As the Scud attacks continued, the Israelis grew increasingly impatient, and considered taking unilateral military action against Iraq. On 22 January 1991, a Scud missile hit the Israeli city of Ramat Gan, after two coalition Patriots failed to intercept it. Three elderly people suffered fatal heart attacks, another 96 people were injured, and 20 apartment buildings were damaged.


  • Croatia
    Friday Jan 22, 1993

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Maslenica

    Croatia
    Friday Jan 22, 1993

    The Croatian army launched Operation Maslenica, an offensive operation in the Zadar area on January 22.


  • Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    Donald Trump

    Trump married Melania Knauss

    Palm beach, Florida, U.S.
    Saturday Jan 22, 2005

    In 2005, Trump married Slovenian model Melania Knauss. They have one son, Barron (born 2006). Melania gained U.S. citizenship in 2006.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 2006

    Kobe Bryant

    Career-high 81 points

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 22, 2006

    On January 22, 2006, Bryant scored a career-high 81 points in a 122–104 victory against the Toronto Raptors. In addition to breaking the previous franchise record of 71 set by Elgin Baylor, Bryant's 81-point game was the second-highest point total in NBA history, surpassed only by Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962. Whereas Chamberlain was fed repeatedly by teammates for inside shots in a blowout win, Bryant created his own shot—mostly from the outside—in a game which the Lakers trailed at halftime by 14 and did not pull away until the fourth quarter. Chamberlain, playing in an era when the games were paced faster and scoring opportunities were more plentiful, accounted for 59 percent of his team's points in Philadelphia's 169–147 win, compared to Bryant scoring 66 percent of the Lakers' 122 points.


  • World
    Friday Jan 22, 2010

    Internet

    First Internet link into low earth orbit

    World
    Friday Jan 22, 2010

    The first Internet link into low earth orbit was established on January 22, 2010 when astronaut T. J. Creamer posted the first unassisted update to his Twitter account from the International Space Station, marking the extension of the Internet into space.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 22, 2015

    Uber

    Uber gets $1.6 billion from Goldman Sachs in debt financing

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 22, 2015

    Uber gets $1.6 billion from Goldman Sachs in debt financing.


  • New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Women's March and Labour's candidate

    New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017

    On 21 January, Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated president of the United States. She was confirmed as Labour's candidate at a meeting on 22 January. Ardern won a landslide victory, gaining 77 per cent of votes cast in the preliminary results.


  • Liberia
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    George Weah

    The President of Liberia

    Liberia
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Weah was sworn in as president on 22 January 2018, making him the 4th youngest serving president in Africa, marking Liberia's first democratic transition in 74 years.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Amazon

    Amazon Go was opened

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    On January 22, 2018, Amazon Go, a store that uses cameras and sensors to detect items that a shopper grabs off shelves and automatically charges a shopper's Amazon account, was opened to the general public in Seattle.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    Netflix

    The largest digital media company

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 22, 2018

    On January 22, 2018, the company crossed $100 billion in market capitalization, becoming the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world, bigger than every traditional media company except for AT&T, Comcast and Disney and the 59th largest publicly traded company in the US S&P 500 Index.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

    Netflix

    MPAA membership

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

    Netflix sought and was approved for membership into the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on January 22, 2019, as the first streaming service to become a member of the association.


  • 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Anna May Wong

    Google Doodle celebrated Wong

    1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    On January 22, 2020, a Google Doodle celebrated Wong, commemorating the 97th anniversary of the day The Toll of the Sea went into general release.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    North Korea closed its borders

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    In Asia, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Russia, and Vietnam have also responded with border tightening/closures with mainland China. On 22 January 2020, North Korea closed its borders to international tourists to prevent the spread of the virus into the country. Chinese visitors make up the bulk of foreign tourists to North Korea.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Republican Senate majority

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    On January 22, 2020, the Republican Senate majority rejected amendments proposed by the Democratic minority to call witnesses and subpoena documents; evidence collected during the House impeachment proceedings will be entered into the Senate record automatically unless objected to on a case-by-case basis.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    Donald Trump

    The Impeachment managers for the House presented their case to the Senate

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

    For the three days, January 22–24, the impeachment managers for the House presented their case to the Senate. They cited evidence to support charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and asserted that Trump's actions were exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they included an impeachment process in the Constitution. The Trump legal team argued that the impeachment was "constitutionally and legally invalid" because Trump was not charged with a crime and that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense, and thus the president should be immediately acquitted. They did not deny the facts as presented in the charges, but stated that Trump had not broken any laws or obstructed Congress.


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