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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/22/1680 Rana Rajsingh, king of Mewad, died.
10/22/1764 The Battle of Buxar was fought between armies of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal; the Nawab of Awadh; and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and British East India Company led by Hector Munro.
10/22/1796 Sawai Madhav Rao Peshwa II committed suicide by jumping from the terrace.
10/22/1873 Swami Rama Tirtha, great social reformer and poet, was born at Murariwala village of Gujranwala district. He lectured throughout Japan and America spreading "practical Vedant
10/22/1908 John Sutton, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly), was born in Rawalpindi, India.
10/22/1912 Gandhiji accompanied Gokhale on tour of South Africa, Laurenco Marques, Mozambique and Zanzibar. He gave up European dress and milk and restricted himself to diet of fresh and dried fruits.
10/22/1913 Harumal Sadarangani, famous Sindhi writer, was born at Sind, Pakistan.
10/22/1929 Air Mail Series Stamps were issued. These stamps were of denominations of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 annas.
10/22/1933 Vithalbhai Patel, great freedom fighter, social worker, leader, politician, President of the Central Assembly, lawyer and member of parliament, died in Geneva.
10/22/1937 Gandhiji presided over the educational conference at Wardha and outlined his scheme of education through basic crafts.
10/22/1947 There were bound to be difficulties in consolidating the loosely federated Indian provinces, princely states, etc. into one homogeneous whole state. Kashmir, after initial dithering, acceded to India voluntarily and by popular consent, then, was invaded by Pakistani tribesmen with the support of the Pakistani government.
10/22/1962 Bakhra-Nangal Dam, a multipurpose river valley project, was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
10/22/1983 The Union government reduces the upper age limit for the Civil Services Examination from 28 years to 26 years.
10/22/1997 Faced with unprecedented Presidential rebuff, a divided U.F. Government reversed decision on invoking Article 356 in Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh government survived.
10/22/1997 Indian veterans take winning 3-0 lead against Pakistan in the five-match cricket series.
10/22/1999 Balayogi is elected as Speaker of the Lok Sabha for second consecutive term.
10/22/1999 The Prime Minister warns of more 'hard decisions'.
10/22/2000 The Supreme Court, in a significant order, erases Karnataka High Court judgement discharging former Chief Minister S. Bangarappa and his then private secretary R. Suribabu in a corruption case.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/24/1992Congress (I) strength goes up by six seats in the Rajya Sabha on account of biennial polls.
1/1/1991Bhanu Pratap Singh, Karnataka Governor, resigns. Goa governor Khurshid Alam Khan appointed in his place.
4/16/1974Dr. Sarvapalli Radhanakrishnan, former President of India, Philosophist and litterateur, passed away.
4/16/1974Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan of Lodi tribe, marched down upon Delhi.
1/21/1945Shri Rashbehari Basu, great revolutionary, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, passed away at Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 60.
3/23/1967Pandey Bechain Sharma (Ugra) passed away.
10/20/1991Pandit Kalyandas Mahaprasad, famous Kathak dancer, died.
11/22/1997Diana Hayden, 24-year-old Mumbai-born Miss India, beat 85 contestants from around the world to be crowned new 'Miss Universe' at Mahe in Seychelles.
7/13/1913Tulsi Prasad Khaitan, great industrialist, was born in Chandi village, Bihar .
2/8/1936Jawaharlal Nehru elected president of Indian National Congress.