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History Of Day In English

Historical Events - August  22

1639  : Madras city was founded by British East India Company in India.

1848  : America captured New Mexico.

1894  : Mahatma Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.

1902  : Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.

1962  : The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle.

1972  : Rhodesia was expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.

1991  : Iceland is the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of the Baltic States.

 

Famous Birthdays   – August  22  

1647 : Denis Papin, French physicist, developed pressure cooking.

1904 : Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese soldier, and politician, 1st Vice-premier of the Peoples Republic of China.

1915 : James Hillier, a Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope.

1915  : Sombhu Mitra, an Indian film and stage actor, director, playwright, reciter, and theatre personality,

1924  : Harishankar Parsai, an Indian writer, satirist and humorist.

1943 : Masatoshi Shima, a Japanese computer scientist, and engineer co-designed the Intel 4004.

1955 : Chiranjeevi, an Indian actor, and politician.

 

Death Anniversaries – August 22

1350 : Philip VI of France.

1818  : Warren Hasting, an English lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor-General of Bengal.

1967 : Gregory Goodwin Pincus, an American biologist and academic, co-created the Birth control pill.

1978 : Jomo Kenyatta, a Kenyan journalist, and politician, 1st President of Kenya.

1980 : James Smith McDonnell, an American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Airlines.

2014 : U. R. Ananthmurthi, an Indian author, poet, and playwright.

2018 : Krishna Reddy, an Indian printmaker, sculptor, and teacher.

 

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