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Ephemeris of January 22: This happened in the world on a day like today

On January 22, 1926, the Spanish plane “Plus Ultra” began its crossing of the South Atlantic and left the port of Palos de la Frontera, in Huelva (southwest), bound for Buenos Aires.


1506.- About 150 Swiss soldiers arrive at the Vatican and put themselves at the service of Pope Julius II. Thus, the Swiss Guard was created, which since then has been in charge of the Pope’s security.

1808.- The Portuguese royal family disembarks in Brazil after fleeing the occupation of Portugal by Napoleonic troops.

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1820.- the uruguayan general José Gervasio Artigas is defeated by the Portuguese in the Battle of Tacuarembó.

1905.- Saint Petersburg lives on “Bloody Sunday” (January 9 according to the Julian calendar then in force in Russia), when the Russian Imperial Guard opened fire on thousands of peaceful protesters led by Father Gapon. There were hundreds of dead and wounded.

1918.- The People’s Republic of Ukraine is proclaimed independent from Russia.

1926.- The Spanish plane “Plus Ultra” begins its crossing of the Atlantic.

1963.- Charles De Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer sign the Élysée Treatywhich seals the reconciliation between Germany and France.

1968.- Launch of Apollo V from Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA).

1970.- The Boeing 747 plane, known as “Jumbo”, makes its first commercial flight between New York and London with the Pan American company.

1972.- The United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Norway formalize their applications for membership of the EEC, although the Norwegians would reject their entry into the Community in a referendum a few months later.

1973.- The American George Foreman snatches the title of world boxing champion from his compatriot Joe Frazier of the heavyweights, in a fight held in Kingston (Jamaica).

1977.- Felipe de Borbón assumes the titles linked to the heir to the Spanish Crownamong them the Príncipe de Asturias.

1980.- Soviet dissident and scientist Andrei Sakharov is arrested and deported to the city of Gorki.

1980.- Dozens of deaths and injuries in San Salvador, when extremist snipers fired at a demonstration of more than 100,000 people, who demanded agrarian reform and the democratization of the country.

1982.- Former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Montalva dies of poisoning.

1984.- Apple’s “1984″ television ad, directed by Ridley Scott, airs in the United States during the Super Bowl. Two days later, the company launches its first Mac computer, the Macintosh 128K, which includes a graphical interface and a mouse.

1996.- Tanzania closes its border with Burundi and prevents the entry of 17,000 Rwandan refugees.

2003.- The Palace of Versailles hosts the first joint session in the history of the Parliaments of France and Germany.

2006.- Evo Morales is sworn in as president of Bolivia. He is the first democratically elected indigenous president.

– Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in an NBA gamesecond best mark in American league history behind the 100 points scored by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.

2012.- The Croats approve their accession to the EU in a referendum.

2014.- The international peace conference for Syria begins in Montreux (Switzerland), known as Geneva 2. It ends on the 31st with no progress.

2015.- Evo Morales is sworn in for his third consecutive term as president of Bolivia.

2020.- Ekaterini Sakelaropulu becomes the first female head of state of Greece.

2021.- The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, negotiated and approved in 2017 at the United Nations, enters into force.


1561.-Francis BaconEnglish philosopher.

1849.- August Strindberg, Swedish playwright.

1788.- Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron), English romantic poet.

1875.- David Wark GriffithAmerican filmmaker.

1891.- Antonio Gramsci, Italian Marxist thinker.

1911.- Bruno Kreisky, former chancellor of austria

1920.- Chiara Lubich, Italian, founder of the Catholic movement of the Focolare.

1931.- Sam Cooke, American singer and songwriter.

1936.- Alan HeegerAmerican physicist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000.

1940.-John HurtBritish actor.

1958.- Bruno Rodríguez ParrillaCuban politician and diplomat.

1965.- Diane LaneAmerican actress.

-Steven AdlerAmerican drummer who was part of Guns N’Roses.

1984.- Dennis Kipruto KimettoKenyan marathon runner.

1993.- Haryanto RiverIndonesian racing driver.


1901.- Victoria IQueen of England.

1922.- Benedict XVFather.

1973.- Lyndon B. Johnsonformer US President (1963-1969).

1984.- Claudio EstradaMexican composer and guitarist.

1985.- Arthur BryantBritish historian

1992.- Luis de AlbuquerquePortuguese historian.

1994.- Telly SavalasAmerican actor.

1995.-Rose Fitzgerald, American, matriarch of the Kennedy Clan.

2004.- Ann MillerAmerican actress and dancer.

2005.- Consuelo VelásquezMexican composer, author of “Bésame mucho”.

2007.- Henri GrouesAbbot Pierre, French Catholic priest, founder of the Companions of Emmaus.

2008.-Heath Ledger, australian actor.

2009.- Hector Decio Rosetto, Argentine chess player.

2010.-Jean SimmonsBritish actress.

2011.- Dennis Oppenheim, American sculptor.

2017.- Masaya NakamuraJapanese businessman.

2018.- Israel “Shorty” CastroPuerto Rican comedian, actor and musician.

– Ursula K. LeGuinAmerican writer.

2020.- Armando UribeChilean poet.

Source: Elcomercio

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