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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1990s  2000s  2010s  – 2020s –  2030s  2040s  2050s
Years: 2019 2020 202120222023 2024 2025

2022 (MMXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade. In February, Russia invaded Ukraine. This led to international sanctions on Russia, more than 4.3 million Ukrainians to leave causing a refugee crisis and the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II.

Events

January

Mark Green and Abdalla Hamdok at USAID HQ (3) (cropped) (cropped)
On 2 January, Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok resigns because of deadly anti-military coup protests
2022 Kazakhstan protests — Aqtobe, January 4 (01) (cropped)
On 5 January, mass protests begin in Kazakhstan causing the country's government to resign
Marinha reforça operações de buscas por vítimas do acidente em Capitólio (MG)
On 8 January, a rockfall in Capitólio, Brazil kills ten people
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On 15 January, an eruption of Hunga Tonga happens in Tonga, becoming the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century
Roberta Metsola January 2022 (square)
On 18 January, MEP from Malta Roberta Metsola is elected the President of the European Parliament
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré MSC 2018 (rectangle)
On 23 January, President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is arrested in a military coup d'état
President Xiomara Castro (square)
On 27 January, former First Lady Xiomara Castro is inaugurated the 56th and first female President of Honduras
Sergio Mattarella 29 January 2022 (rectangle)
On 29 January, Sergio Mattarella is re-elected President of Italy

February

Putin attended the opening ceremony of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (3)
On 4 February, the 2022 Winter Olympics begin in Beijing, China
Elizabeth II birthday 2018 (headshot)
On 6 February, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the British throne
Parliament Hill Protest Feb 1
On 14 February, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau uses the Emergencies Act to stop the convoy protests across the country
18 02 2022 Sobrevoo e reunião de trabalho sobre medidas emergenciais do Governo Federal para a cidade de Petrópolis (51888295177)
On 15 February, mudslides and floods in Petrópolis, Brazil kills over 220 people
Putin-Lukashenko conference 03 (rectanlge)
On 21 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin officially recognizes Luhansk and Donetsk as independent from Ukraine.
Последствия удара ракеты по Голосеевскому району Киева (5)
On 24 February, President Vladimir Putin announces the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Okhtyrka City Council after Russian invasion, 14 April 2022 (cropped)
On 27 February, Russia is criticized for civilian deaths and the use of cluster bombs and thermobaric weapons during the Battle of Okhtyrka

March

Khersons'ka city council, Khersons'ka oblast, Ukraine - panoramio (75) (cropped)
On 2 March, Russia takes control of the Ukrainian city of Kherson, a major Black Sea port
Kernkraftwerk Saporischschja
On 3 March, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine is attacked by Russia and catches on fire
Vahagn Khachaturyan (rectangle)
On 3 March, former Mayor of Yerevan Vahagn Khachaturyan is elected the 5th President of Armenia
윤석열 검찰총장 국회의장 문희상 예방2 (rectangle)
On 9 March, conservative prosecutor Yoon Suk-yeol is elected the 13th President of South Korea
Endurance sink (cropped)
On 9 March, the wreckage of the Endurance which sank during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1915, is found in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica
Damaged Building in Aoba, Sendai (2022 March Fukushima Earthquake) (cropped)
On 16 March, an earthquake in Fukushima, Japan kills 4 people and injured over 190 people
1915 Çanakkale Bridge 20220327 (cropped)
On 18 March, the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge opens in Turkey, becoming the world's longest suspension bridge

April

Kramatorsk railway bombing 2022 April 8 (3)
On 8 April, Russia attacks a train station in Ukraine with missiles that kills over 50 civilians
CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif (36183687920) (rectangle)
On 11 April, Shehbaz Sharif is elected Prime Minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly, replacing Imran Khan
Project 1164 Moskva 2012 G3
On 14 April, the Russian cruiser Moskva is sunk by Ukrainian forces in the Black Sea
Meet the new boss... Same as the News boss... The Elon Musk Twitter Interview at TED 2022 (52004185747)
On 25 April, Twitter accepts Elon Musk's offer to buy the company for USD $44 billion

May

Monkeypox (rectangle)
On 6 May, the global monkeypox outbreak begins in the United Kingdom
Mahinda Rajapaksa 1 (rectangle)
On 9 May, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns after two months of massive protests against his government

June

Boris Johnson visited Warsaw, showed solidarity with NATO against Russia's action (8) (cropped) (cropped)
On 6 June, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson survives a motion of no confidence by a 59% to 41% margin
Gustavo Petro Mayor of Bogota (rectangle)
Pedro Sánchez participa en la Cumbre de la OTAN (primera jornada) (4) (cropped)
On 28 June, Turkey drops their objections for Finland's and Sweden's application to join NATO

July

On 7 July, Boris Johnson announces his resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
On 8 July, former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is assassinated while speaking in Nara, Japan
On 13 July, heat waves across Europe break high temperature records and cause wildfires
On 14 July, Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigns as President of Sri Lanka after leaving the country due to nationwide protests
On 21 July, Mario Draghi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy after failing to create a coalition government
On 23 July, the World Health Organization declares the ongoing monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

August

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