Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 22

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This is a list of selected January 22 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled January 22, 2020 featured article or the January 22, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican in Rome to serve as security for the Pope. refimprove section
1517Ottoman–Mamluk War: Ottoman forces defeated the Egyptian Mamluk army in the Battle of Ridaniya and brought the severed head of the last Mamluk sultan Tuman bay II into Cairo. refimprove, writing
1863 – The January Uprising, the longest Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian uprising against the Russian Empire, broke out, originally as a spontaneous protest by young Poles against conscription into the Imperial Russian Army. refimprove
1879Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu forces of King Cetshwayo fought to a decisive victory at the Battle of Isandlwana, but elsewhere the British were able to repel a Zulu attack in the Battle of Rorke's Drift. both articles: refimprove sections
1944World War II: The Allies commenced Operation Shingle, an amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. refimprove section
1946Iran Crisis: The Republic of Mahabad declared its independence, seeking autonomy for the Kurds within Iran. refimprove
1968Vietnam War: American forces began implementing Operation Igloo White, an electronic surveillance system designed to stop the People's Army of (North) Vietnam from infiltrating into South Vietnam. unreferenced section
1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, was issued. lots of CN tags
1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, striking down laws restricting abortion during the first six to seven months of pregnancy. unreferenced section
1980Andrei Sakharov, a key architect of the Soviet hydrogen bomb and winner of the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize, was arrested in Moscow following his public protests against the Soviet war in Afghanistan and exiled to Gorky. featured on December 19
1987 – After being convicted of receiving bribes, Pennsylvania Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer committed suicide during a televised press conference. refimprove section


January 22: Tu BiShvat (Judaism, 2019); Day of Unity of Ukraine in Ukraine (1919)

Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev

John Donne (b. 1572) · Gisela Januszewska (b. 1867) · Ali Hassan Salameh (d. 1979)

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