22nd January: Today In History

Today is Sunday, January, the 22nd day of 2017. There are 343 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight In History;

  1561Francis Bacon, English politician and philospher
  1788Lord Byron, English poet
  1875D.W Griffith, American film director/producer
  1921Sir Alf Ramsey, Manager of England's World Cup squad
  1937Nyree Dawn Porter, English actress
  1940John Hurt, English born film actor; 'Alien'
  1948George Foreman, American heavyweight boxer


  1771The Falkland Islands were given to Britain by the Spanish
  1862Mr. H.S Freeman became Governor of Lagos Colony
  1879British troops were massacred by the Zulus at Isandhlwana, South Africa
  1924Ramsey MacDonald became the first British Labour Prime Minister
  1927A football match was broadcast over the radio for the very first time
  1941Tobruk, North Africa, was captured by Australian troops
  1944Allied forces landed at Anzio, Italy
  1947The fresh meat ration was reduced to 1s (5p) per week in Britain
  1972The United Kingdom joined the Common Market
  1974Loyalists were expelled from the Northern Ireland Assembley

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