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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
12/1/1764Battle of Anvadi.
3/16/1880Parshuram Rajshekhar Basu, famous Bengali writer, was born.
2/2/1996Doordarshan Kendra was inagurated at Port Blair.
12/6/1995Prabhakar Barve,painter of international fame, passed away.
11/15/1830Ram Mohun Roy sailed for England. He was the first Indian Brahmin (then 'Brahmo') to go to England.
3/23/2000Udham Singh (72), hockey legend, died at his home town in Sansarpur (near Jalandhar).
2/1/1855East India Railways were held for formal inauguration; Howrah station was opened.
10/16/1994CIA connection to CN Annadurai alleged in book on Seshan, Jayalalitha obtains stay.
8/3/1994The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal (25-2-96).
8/4/1906Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of modern Himachal Pradesh and an energetic Chief Minister, was born at Chanhalag village in Sirmaur.