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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
3/31/1843Balwant Pandurang Kirloskar (Annasaheb), first musical playwright of Marathi, was born.
10/9/1993C. R. Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India, 8 runs @ 2.66, 9 wkts @ 54.78), passed away.
11/3/1995Sheila Kaul becomes Governor of Himachal Pradesh, P. Shivshankar of Kerala and V Reghunath Reddy takes additional charge of Sikkim.
5/20/1964P. T. Usha, famous sprinter, was born.
5/23/1990Banarasi Das Gupta elected CM of Haryana following Om Prakash Chautala's resignation.
6/12/1999Jalagam Vengal Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died in Hyderabad.
3/20/1926For the first time in the history of the competition, Scotland beats England for rugby's Calcutta Cup in London.
1/18/1968The Resolution on Official Languages was passed by both the houses of the Parliament wherin the need to formulate a more intensive and comprehensive programme for the progressive use of Hindi for Official purposes, preparing annual assessment report for reviewing the progress, formulating a programme for the co-ordinated development of the other languages included in the 8th schedule alongwith Hindi, adopting of a tri-langual formula, making the knowledge of either Hindi or English compulsory for recruitment to the services of the Union, and inclusion of all the languages of the 8th schedule of the Constitution and English as the optional medium for the exams conducted by the union Public Service Commission at the appropriate time, has been stressed.
10/30/1999The Central Ministerial team led by Mr. Advani is prevented from making an on-the-spot assessment of the havoc wrecked by the super cyclone.
1/20/1990Dr. Raja Ramanna sworn in Minister of State for Defence.