January 22

This Day in History

1901

Queen Victoria dies

Queen Victoria dies on January 22, 1901, ending an era in which most of her British subjects knew no other monarch. Spanning more than a half-century, her reign, the longest in British history, saw … (more...)

1788

Captain Arthur Phillip names Manly Cove

British Captain Arthur Phillip led the First Fleet to Botany Bay in New South Wales, carrying what would be the first settlement of European people on aboriginal land. However, as he found the land … (more...)