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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 22 August
Madras Day (celebrated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
1639, 22nd August: Madras city was founded by British East India Company in India
1848, 22nd August: America captured New Mexico
1894, 22nd August: Mahatma Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal
1902, 22nd August: Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile
1962, 22nd August: The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle
1972, 22nd August: Rhodesia was expelled by the IOC for its racist policies
1991, 22nd August: Iceland is the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of the Baltic States
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 22
1647 Denis Papin, French physicist, developed pressure cooking
1904 Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese soldier, and politician, 1st Vice-premier of the Peoples Republic of China
1915 James Hillier, a Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope
1915 Sombhu Mitra, an Indian film and stage actor, director, playwright, reciter, and theatre personality,
1924 Harishankar Parsai, an Indian writer, satirist and humorist
1943 Masatoshi Shima, a Japanese computer scientist, and engineer co-designed the Intel 4004
1955 Chiranjeevi, an Indian actor, and politician
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 22
1350 Philip VI of France
1818 Warren Hasting, an English lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor-General of Bengal
1967 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, an American biologist and academic, co-created the Birth control pill
1978 Jomo Kenyatta, a Kenyan journalist, and politician, 1st President of Kenya
1980 James Smith McDonnell, an American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Airlines
2014 U R Ananthmurthi, an Indian author, poet, and playwright
2018 Krishna Reddy, an Indian printmaker, sculptor, and teacher
What happened in India on 22 August
Warren Hastings, first Governor General of India (1773-84), died at the age of 85.
Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, great painter, philosopher, linguist, critic, art researcher in the East, was born at Colombo in Sri Lanka.
Shambhu Mishra, Bengali actor, director and playwright, was born.
Girijakumar Mathur, famous modern Hindi poet, was born.
Alluri Seetaram Raju inspired and organised the tribals to wage a war against the British. Raju’s army raided Chintapalli police station and there was regular warfare between him and the British forces.
Inhabitants of Partabgarh face starvation as Opium was now outlawed. They had been living from the sale of opium for the past 800 years.
Harikrishna Kaul (Raja Pandit), administrator and Prime Minister of Jammu Kashmir and Patiyala, died.
Neelam Sanjeev Reddy, President of India, dissolves the sixth Lok Sabha, orders year-end general elections and asks Charan Singh to head a caretaker government.
Kishor Shahu, actor and director, died.
R. Venkataraman was elected the Vice President of India (1984 -1987).
Aircraft carrier ship of Indian Navy ‘Virat’ joined in fleet.
Gorkha National Liberation Front signs an accord with the Centre and West Bengal on formation of an elective hill Council for Darjeeling.
Congress (I) with its allies secures a simple majority in the Lok Sabha following the merger of Telugu Desam into the party.
Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, died. He was 56.
The first batch of IAF troops landed in the capital city of Mogadishu.
V P Singh leaves Delhi on a self-imposed exile vowing not to return until the government implemented job reservation for backward classes.
Two dozen Mahar soldiers were ambushed when the Indian contingent was trying to stem the war in Somalia. Seven, including a JCO, lost their lives.
Parliament okays two Constitutional Amendment Bills restoring relaxations in marks for promotion in government jobs to SC/STs and exempting Arunachal from reservation for SCs.