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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
2/17/1997Notorious criminal Charles Sobhraj released from jail after 20 years, and re-arrested soon after release under Foreigners' Regional Registration Act.
10/3/1997Financial and operational autonomy to be given to 97 profit-making public sector enterprises ('mini-ratnas') other than the navaratnas.
2/19/1949Mass arrests of communists in India.
12/20/1931Leela Nag (Leela Roy), freedom fighter and editor of Jayshri, was arrested in Bengal for her association with ""Depali Sangh"" who supported Chatgang Ammunition Plot against the Bengal Government.
4/14/1963Maha Pandit Rahul Sanskrityayan, great Hindi writer, politician and professor, passed away at Darjeeling.
3/8/1941Sir Jorge Abraham Gearson, philologist and archealogist, passed away.
3/22/1914M. L. Bhowmik, social reformer and politician, was born Kailashahar, Tripura.
7/15/1986Sandhya Agarwal made 190 runs in third Womens Test Cricket setting a new record in England.
5/13/1962Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963).
1/5/1995PM gives valedictory address at the 8th World Tamil Conference in Madurai.