History of 22 Jan

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Today’s History

  • 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 of Scotland is crowned, becoming the first monarch of the House of Stewart (1371-90)
  • 1506 The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican
  • 1510 Jews are expelled from Colmar, Alsace
  • 1517 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate
  • 1849 The Siege of Multan ended in the Second Anglo-Sikh War
  • 2009  Barack Obama orders the closure of the Guantanamo prison camp
  • 2010  Stock Markets Fall
  • 2010  Some Guantánamo detainees are to be charged in the United States. Others will face military tribunals or be held indefinitely
  • 2011  Work Begins on Underwater Fiber Optics Cable to Cuba
  • 2012  Former Penn State Football Coach Dies
  • 2013  UN Extends North Korea Sanctions
  • 2014  Mandela Statue Rabbit Removal

Celebrating Birthday’s Today

  • John Hurt
  • Namrata Shirodkar
  • Steve Perry

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