On December 7th, 1732, the Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London.
More History & Quotes
On January 23rd, 1789, Georgetown College became the first Catholic college in the United States.
A thought for the day: Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. -- American novelist Booth Tarkington
On this date in history:
In 1771, Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain.
In 1901, Queen Victoria of Britain died at age 82 after a reign of 64 years. She was succeeded by her son, Edward VII.
Those born on this date include:
- Russian Czar Ivan III, known as Ivan the Great, in 1440
- British writer/explorer Walter Raleigh in 1552
- English philosopher/statesman Francis Bacon in 1561
Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2022 with 343 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On January 22nd, 1905, Bloody Sunday took place in in St. Petersburg.