2022

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July 6, 2022

2022 (MMXXII, in Roman numerals) is a common 21st century year that started on a Saturday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday letter is B. Shrove Tuesday occurs on March 1st and Easter Sunday on April 17th. According to the Chinese horoscope, it is the year of the Tiger, starting on February 1st.

January

January, 1st: 4.4 magnitude earthquake is recorded in Olhão, Faro, Portugal. The works of Godofredo Rangel and other Brazilian and European authors who died in 1951 enter the public domain. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world's largest free trade area, takes effect in the following countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. January 2: Abdalla Hamdok resigns as Prime Minister of Sudan in a speech on an open communication network. Protests in Kazakhstan erupt after a cut in subsidies on oil products, initially gaining strength in the country's large industrial cities; and expanding to smaller cities. The protests took on an anti-government political content, denouncing the oligarchic and authoritarian character that has been assumed by the State. Clashes between protesters and police forces have intensified, causing dozens of police deaths to date; and there are reports of hundreds of civilians killed. Heavy rains cause flooding in Indonesia and Malaysia, hitting the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, mainly the provinces of Aceh and Jambi, where more than 30,000 people have been displaced; and at least two children have died so far. In Malaysia, the rains also forced at least 13,000 people to seek shelter, with reports of at least 50 deaths, mainly hitting the states of Selangor, Johor and Melaka. January 8: Collapse of rocks in the municipality of Capitólio, in Minas Gerais, leaving ten dead and 32 injured. Due to heavy rains in the region, the Vallourec mineralizer dam overflows in Nova Lima, in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. January 10 – The first successful pig-to-human heart transplant takes place. January 14 – Andrew Duke of York of the British Royal Family loses his military rights after a judge files a civil case against him for sexual abuse. January 15 – Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai submarine volcano erupts causing tsunami in Tonga. At least 9 countries have issued tidal wave warnings. January 18 – Microsoft buys the Activision Blizzard joint venture for USD 68.7 billion. January 19 – In the general election in Barbados, the Labor Party wins all 30 seats in the Lower House for the second time in a row. January 20 – The Czech government suspends plans to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for key workers and people over 60, which was supposed to go into effect in March. January 21 – Tropical Storm Ana causes destruction and 88 deaths in southern Africa. January 23 – Burkina Faso coup d'état ousts President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. January 29 – Presidential election in Italy re-elects Sergio Mattarella as President. January 30 – Legislative elections in Portugal, with a historic victory for the Socialist Party obtaining an absolute majority. Resulting in the re-election of António Costa as prime minister.

February

3-12 February – The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates. Chelsea were the champions, beating Palmeiras 2-1 in the final. February 4 – Cyclone Batsirai caused further damage in the same areas as Storm Ana, causing an additional 120 deaths in southern Africa. February 4-20 — 2022 Winter Olympics were held in Beijing, China. The city was the first to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics.