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January 22nd, 2007 (January 22 2007)EventThe jury portion of the trial against Robert Pickton, accused of being Canada s worst serial killer, opens in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
January 22nd, 2006 (January 22 2006)EventEvo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country s first indigenous president.Evo Morales Quotes
January 22nd, 2003 (January 22 2003)EventLast successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
January 22nd, 2002 (January 22 2002)EventKmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
January 22nd, 1999 (January 22 1999)EventAustralian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
January 22nd, 1995 (January 22 1995)EventIsraeli-Palestinian conflict: In central Israel, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
January 22nd, 1992 (January 22 1992)EventRebel forces occupy Zaire s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government s resignation.
January 22nd, 1992 (January 22 1992)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-42 MissionDr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
January 22nd, 1991 (January 22 1991)EventGulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
January 22nd, 1990 (January 22 1990)EventRobert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.
January 22nd, 1987 (January 22 1987)EventPennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
January 22nd, 1984 (January 22 1984)EventThe Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
January 22nd, 1980 (January 22 1980)EventAndrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow.Andrei Sakharov Quotes
January 22nd, 1973 (January 22 1973)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, allowing abortion
January 22nd, 1973 (January 22 1973)EventA chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria killing 176.
January 22nd, 1963 (January 22 1963)EventThe Elysee treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
January 22nd, 1962 (January 22 1962)EventThe Organization of American States suspends Cuba s membership.
January 22nd, 1957 (January 22 1957)EventIsrael withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
January 22nd, 1957 (January 22 1957)EventThe New York City "Mad Bomber," George P. Metesky, was arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and was charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
January 22nd, 1952 (January 22 1952)EventThe first Jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet, enters service for BOAC.
January 22nd, 1947 (January 22 1947)EventKTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
January 22nd, 1946 (January 22 1946)EventIran: Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people s Republic of Mahabad at Chuwarchira Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabadied in He is the new president; Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.
January 22nd, 1946 (January 22 1946)EventCreation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
January 22nd, 1944 (January 22 1944)EventWorld War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle which was an assault on Anzio, Italy.
January 22nd, 1941 (January 22 1941)EventWorld War II: The United Kingdom captures Tobruk from Nazi forces.
January 22nd, 1931 (January 22 1931)EventSir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
January 22nd, 1927 (January 22 1927)EventFirst live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, bewtween Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
January 22nd, 1924 (January 22 1924)EventRamsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister.
January 22nd, 1919 (January 22 1919)EventAct Zluky is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People s Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.
January 22nd, 1917 (January 22 1917)EventWorld War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
January 22nd, 1906 (January 22 1906)EventSS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
January 22nd, 1905 (January 22 1905)EventBloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
January 22nd, 1901 (January 22 1901)EventEdward VII becomes King after his mother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dies.
January 22nd, 1899 (January 22 1899)EventLeaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
January 22nd, 1890 (January 22 1890)EventThe United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
January 22nd, 1889 (January 22 1889)EventColumbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C.
January 22nd, 1879 (January 22 1879)EventAnglo-Zulu War: Battle of IsandlwanaZulu troops defeat British troops.
January 22nd, 1879 (January 22 1879)EventAnglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke s Drift139 British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by four to five thousand Zulu warriors.
January 22nd, 1877 (January 22 1877)EventArthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.
January 22nd, 1863 (January 22 1863)EventThe January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation of Russia.
January 22nd, 1840 (January 22 1840)EventBritish colonists reach New Zealand.
January 22nd, 1824 (January 22 1824)EventAshantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
January 22nd, 1771 (January 22 1771)EventSpain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to England.
January 22nd, 1521 (January 22 1521)EventEmperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms.
January 22nd, 1506 (January 22 1506)EventThe first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican.
January 22nd, 0565 (January 22 0565)EventEutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.

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