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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
11/14/1967Saba Karim, Indian ODI wicket-keeper 1997, was born.
11/15/1913Ravindranath Tagore (1861-1941), received the message that he was awarded with Noble Prize in literature for his collection of poems ""Gitanjali"" . He was the first Indian to be awarded with Nobel Prize. (13 or 15)
5/18/1912Narayan Govind Chitre, with the help of R. P. Tipnis and Cameraman Johnson, produced a 8000 ft. long theatrical film 'Pundalik', which was directed by Ramchandra Torney alias Dada Saheb Torne. The entire film was shot in a theatre at Mangaldas Wadi in Bombay, where the Sangit Mandali, a professional theatre group, was performing a play 'Pundalik'. The film was released on May, 18 in the Coronation Cinematograph at Girgaum, Bombay.
4/23/2000Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy.
7/5/1957Dr. Anugrah Narain Singh, great leader, freedom fighter, educationist and Minister of India, died..
7/22/1992Security scam: Planning Commission member V. Krishnamurthy resigns.
6/24/1991The first-ever BJP ministry led by Kalyan Singh takes over in UP.
3/8/1921Sahir Ludhiyanvi, famous film lyricist, was born.
5/1/1897Vivekananda Swami established Ramakrishna Mission.
6/22/1975National Emergency was declared and censorship introduced.