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 This day in History - January 22
401 Historic Events for January 22
1941

British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians

Event
1942

Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch 11 city skate (8:44:06)

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1942

Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain

Event
1942

Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81

Death
1942

Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81

Death
1943

66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, Calif (state record)

Event
1943

H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )

Birth
1943

Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th

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1943

Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-

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1943

Temperature rises 49øF (9øC) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD

Event
1944

During World War II, Allied forces begin landing at Anzio Italy

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1945

Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)

Birth
1945

Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday

Death
1945

Else Lasker-Schler, writer, dies at 48

Death
1945

Heavy US air raid on Okinawa

Event
1945

Burma highway reopens

Event
1945

A Wolfenstein, writer, dies at 61

Death
1945

Oliver, rocker

Birth
1945

Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52

Death
1946

Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22]

Birth
1946

US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency

Event
1947

1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA

Event
1947

KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Event
1948

Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados

Event
1949

James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)

Birth