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Today in History- 22nd January

International Events:

1517                 Selim I defeat the Mamluk Sultanate and captures Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.

1905                 500 workers were killed in St. Petersburg by the Czar's troops known as "Bloody Sunday”.

1990                 Red Army troops have been sent into Azerbaijan.

1997                 Madeleine Albright appointed as the first female secretary of state.

2009                 Barack Obama announces the closing of terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
 
Indian Events:

1849                 The Siege of Multan ends in Second Anglo-Sikh War.
 
Death:

1901                 Queen Victoria of England.

1922                 Pope Benedict XV.







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