Today in History, English
Today in History, English

9241January 22Event1946 – In Iran, Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh is the prime minister.
9242January 22Event1946 – Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency.
9243January 22Event1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
9244January 22Event1957 – Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
9245January 22Event1957 – The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
9246January 22Event1959 – Knox Mine disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith 12 miners are killed.
9247January 22Event1962 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
9248January 22Event1963 – The Élysée Treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
9249January 22Event1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
9250January 22Event1968 – Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
9251January 22Event1969 – A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
9252January 22Event1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
9253January 22Event1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
9254January 22Event1973 – The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
9255January 22Event1973 – The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
9256January 22Event1973 – A chartered Boeing 707 explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.
9257January 22Event1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
9258January 22Event1987 – Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
9259January 22Event1987 – Philippine security forces open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.
9260January 22Event1990 – Robert Tappan Morris is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm.
9261January 22Event1991 – Gulf War: Three Scuds and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
9262January 22Event1992 – Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
9263January 22Event1992 – Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
9264January 22Event1995 – Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre: In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
9265January 22Event1999 – Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
9266January 22Event2002 – Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
9267January 22Event2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
9268January 22Event2006 – Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 81 points in an NBA game versus the Toronto Raptors, the second highest total in NBA history.
9269January 22Event2007 – At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
9270January 22Event2010 – Conan O'Brien performs his last Tonight Show on NBC as a part of the 2010 Tonight Show conflict.

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