Today in History- 22nd January

International Events: 22nd January
Year Event
1517 Selim I defeat the Mamluk Sultanate and captures Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
1849 The Siege of Multan ends in Second Anglo-Sikh War.
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.