Check out below about Today in History India 22 May in Indian history or May 22 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 22 May in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on May 22
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1762, 22nd May: Treaty of Hamburg signed between Sweden and Prussia.
1906, 22nd May: The Wright brothers patented a flying machine.
1927, 22nd May: A magnitude 8.3 earthquake near Xinjiang, China, killed 200,000 people.
1960, 22nd May: Great Chilean earthquake, the strongest in the world with a magnitude of 9.5.
1961, 22nd May: The Dowry Prohibition Act was enacted with the consent of the President.
1972, 22nd May: Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became a republic. The country was renamed Sri Lanka and entered the Commonwealth.
1987, 22nd May: Hashimpura massacre in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2004, 22nd May: Dr. Manmohan Singh became the 13th Prime Minister of India.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 22
1772: Raja Ram Mohan Roy, an Indian historian and one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha.
1783: William Sturgeon, an English physicist, and inventor.
1813: Richard Wagner, a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor.
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a British writer, and medical doctor. He created the character, Sherlock Holmes.
1871: Vishnu Vaman Bapat, an Indian philosopher
1878: The Great Gama was an Indian wrestler who remained the undefeated champion of the world.
1900: Devdas Mohandas Gandhi, the fourth and youngest son of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
1905: Bodo von Borries, a German physicist. He was the co-inventor of the electron microscope.
1959: Mehbooba Mufti, an Indian politician and the last Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
1984: Dustin Moskovitz, an American Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Facebook.
1987: Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 22
337 AD: Constantine the Great, the Roman emperor.
1545: Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Suri Empire in India.
1802: Martha Washington, the wife of George Washington.
1885: Victor Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist.
1991: Shripad Amrit Dange, a founding member of the Communist Party of India.
2010: Veturi Sundararama Murthy, an Indian poet, and lyricist.