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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
8/22/1818 Warren Hastings, first Governor General of India (1773-84), died at the age of 85.
8/22/1877 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, great painter, philosopher, linguist, critic, art researcher in the East, was born at Colombo in Sri Lanka.
8/22/1915 Shambhu Mishra, Bengali actor, director and playwright, was born.
8/22/1919 Girijakumar Mathur, famous modern Hindi poet, was born.
8/22/1922 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.
8/22/1933 Inhabitants of Partabgarh face starvation as Opium was now outlawed. They had been living from the sale of opium for the past 800 years.
8/22/1942 Harikrishna Kaul (Raja Pandit), administrator and Prime Minister of Jammu Kashmir and Patiyala, died.
8/22/1979 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.
8/22/1980 Kishor Shahu, actor and director, died.
8/22/1984 R. Venkataraman was elected the Vice President of India (1984 -1987).
8/22/1987 Aircraft carrier ship of Indian Navy 'Virat' joined in fleet.
8/22/1988 Gorkha National Liberation Front signs an accord with the Centre and West Bengal on formation of an elective hill Council for Darjeeling.
8/22/1992 Congress (I) with its allies secures a simple majority in the Lok Sabha following the merger of Telugu Desam into the party.
8/22/1993 Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, died. He was 56.
8/22/1993 The first batch of IAF troops landed in the capital city of Mogadishu.
8/22/1993 V P Singh leaves Delhi on a self-imposed exile vowing not to return until the government implemented job reservation for backward classes.
8/22/1994 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.
8/22/2000 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.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/1/1959National Aeronautical Research Laboratory (NARL) set up under CSIR with temporary offices in New Delhi. Dr. P. Nilakantan is appointed NARL's first Director.
1/24/1957Kagaz Ke Phool, the first Indian black and white cinemascope film, was made.
11/11/1872Abdul Karim Khan, famous singer of ""Kirana Gharana"", was b
3/16/1939Subroto Mukherjee became the first Indian Officer to command a squadron when he took over No.1.
1/20/1897Gandhiji declines to prosecute assailants.
1/26/1993Sub Lt. Rubi Singh of the Navy becomes the first woman in India to lead an armed force contingent in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi; British PM John Major attends as the first ever British head of Government as Chief Guest.
2/5/2000A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, defends the Gujarat Government's order lifting the ban on Government employees from participating in RSS activities.
1/30/1996Maharashtra govt. decides to make school education free up to 10th standard.
11/2/1972B. D. Pande was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 31-03-1977
6/17/1995Motilal Vohra, UP Governor, sets agenda for a two-day special session of the UP Assembly asking the speaker to take up a motion against self first.