Historical Events for 22nd January 2022

1901 – After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series
1908 – Katie Mulcahey is arrested for lighting a cigarette, violating the 1-day old “Sullivan Ordinance” banning women from smoking in public, and is fined $5. Appearing before the judge she stated “I’ve got as much right to smoke as you have. I never heard of this new law, and I don’t want to hear about it. No man shall dictate to me.”
1930 – -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
1948 – All time great England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his first Test innings in 1st Test v West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados
1968 – NBA announces expansion franchise licences awarded to Milwaukee (Bucks) and Phoenix (Suns)
1969 – Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
1986 – Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
1995 – Palestinian bomb attack in Beit Lid Israel, 21-22 killed
2002 – Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
2014 – Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres

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