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Today in History India 22 August

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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

22-August-1818
Warren Hastings, first Governor General of India (1773-84), died at the age of 85.

22-August-1877
Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, great painter, philosopher, linguist, critic, art researcher in the East, was born at Colombo in Sri Lanka.

22-August-1915
Shambhu Mishra, Bengali actor, director and playwright, was born.

22-August-1919
Girijakumar Mathur, famous modern Hindi poet, was born.

22-August-1922
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.

22-August-1933
Inhabitants of Partabgarh face starvation as Opium was now outlawed. They had been living from the sale of opium for the past 800 years.

22-August-1942
Harikrishna Kaul (Raja Pandit), administrator and Prime Minister of Jammu Kashmir and Patiyala, died.

22-August-1979
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.

22-August-1980
Kishor Shahu, actor and director, died.

22-August-1984
R. Venkataraman was elected the Vice President of India (1984 -1987).

22-August-1987
Aircraft carrier ship of Indian Navy ‘Virat’ joined in fleet.

22-August-1988
Gorkha National Liberation Front signs an accord with the Centre and West Bengal on formation of an elective hill Council for Darjeeling.

22-August-1992
Congress (I) with its allies secures a simple majority in the Lok Sabha following the merger of Telugu Desam into the party.

22-August-1993
Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, died. He was 56.

22-August-1993
The first batch of IAF troops landed in the capital city of Mogadishu.

22-August-1993
V P Singh leaves Delhi on a self-imposed exile vowing not to return until the government implemented job reservation for backward classes.

22-August-1994
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.

22-August-2000
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.

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