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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/22/1678 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj won the fort of Vellore.
07/22/1702 The ""English Company of Merchants"" and the old East India Company was named the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies"". In1833, this name finally changed to East India Company.
07/22/1875 Nandkishor Bal, great Oria poet, novelist and critic, was born.
07/22/1918 During the First World War, India's first fighter pilot Indra Lal Rai's plane was shot down in battle by Germans planes near London. Rai had fought for Britisher's Force.
07/22/1925 Govind Talwalkar, famous journalist and editor, was born.
07/22/1925 Homi Jehangir Teleyarkhan, social worker, was born.
07/22/1944 Man Mohan Modi Seth , great industrialist, was born at Modinagar, U.P.
07/22/1956 Quake shatters town of Anjar; claiming 117 lives, 800 people were missing.
07/22/1959 Ananth Kumar was born in Banglore. He is a Minister in Vajpayee's Government.
07/22/1970 Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (HPKV), College of Agriculture, Palampur was transferred to Himachal Pradesh University as part of its Agricultural Complex.
07/22/1978 Indira Gandhi charged with criminal misconduct during 1977 campaign.
07/22/1981 India's first experimental geo-stationary communication satellite 'Apple' started working which was launched on June 19, 1981.
07/22/1987 A.G. Kripal Singh, 14 Tests for India and one century on debut, passed away.
07/22/1991 New industrial policy for liberalisation of economies announced in Parliament.
07/22/1991 Pandit Basavraj Rajguru, great singer, passed away.
07/22/1992 Security scam: Planning Commission member V. Krishnamurthy resigns.
07/22/1992 The Supreme Court asks UP Government to halt construction in Ayodhya.
07/22/1993 R.K. Khandekar, PM's aide, denies Harshad Mehta's charges.
07/22/1993 Swiss Justice ministry reveals that Hindujas, Quatrocchi and Win Chadha are among the seven appellants fighting to prevent the transfer of Bofors pay off names to India.
07/22/1996 1996-97 budget presented to Parliament by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
07/22/1997 Bus plummets into the swollen Usri river in Giridih dist, Bihar, killing 70.
07/22/1997 Govt. issues notification saying that Prasar Bharati Act, 1990 would come into force from Sept. 15.
07/22/1998 24-year old P T Usha won bronze medals in the 400m and 200m races and anchored the 4x100m relay team to gold and 4x400m for silver at the Asian Track and Field Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
07/22/1998 India's 4x100m quartet of Saraswati Dey, E.B. Shyla, P.T. Usha and Rachita Mistry win gold in the Asian Athletic championships at Fukuoka.
07/22/1998 Sahib Singh Verma, Delhi Chief Minister, and BJP vice-president K. L. Sharma are fined Rs. 100 each for riding a motorcycle without helmet in New Delhi.
07/22/1999 J. H. Patel, Karnataka Chief Minister, recommends dissolution of the Assembly and the Governor Khurshid Alam Khan accepts it. Earlier Mr. Patel drops eight Ministers including the Deputy Chief Minister Siddharamiah.


Other Historical Dates and Events
11/20/1969Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut vs Australia in Kanpur.
10/20/1992Nirad C. Chauduri, 94, the Indian writer living in Oxford, made honorary Commander of the British Empire.
03/28/1991IAF men die in an air crash in Bangalore.
11/30/1982World premier of Sir Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi' held in New Delhi.
02/10/1921Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated Kashi Vidya Peeth.
04/21/1805Defitiniv treaty between Anandrao Gaikwad and Britishers.
01/18/1950India is declared a secular republic. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964) is determined to abolish casteism and industrialize the nation. Constitution makes Hindi official national language, English to continue for 15 years, 14 major state languages are recognized. India also moved a motion for no war treaty between India and Pakistan to improve the relations with neighboring countries.
11/07/1974South Africa beats India in Women's Open in 63rd Tennis Davis Cup.
01/22/1967Atomic Energy Center was renamed after Homi Jahangir Bhabha as 'Bhabha Atomic Research Centre' at Trombay, Mumbai.
10/04/1997J & K Assembly passed the Ladakh Hill Council Bill.