August 22 in History – What happened on 22 August in Past

22 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 22, the day number in a year is 234 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 235. August 22 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

August 22 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1138English forces repelled a Scottish army at the Battle of theStandard near Northallerton in Yorkshire.
1320Sultan Nasiruddin Khusro of Delhi was defeated by Ghazi Malik.
1485Lancastrian forces under Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond,defeated Yorkist forces under Richard III of England at the Battle ofBosworth Field, decisively ending the Wars of the Roses.
1639The East India Company bought a small strip of land on what istoday Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, fromthe King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya.
1642King Charles I of England raised the royal standard at Nottingham, marking the beginning of the First English Civil War.
1707Sweden and Prussia signed military treaties.
1711Queen Anne's War-A British attempt to attack Quebec failedwhen eight ships wrecked on the Saint Lawrence River.
1717Spanish troops landed on Sardinia.
1762N. Franklin became the first female editor of the American newspaper Newport RI, Mercury.
1775King George III declared colonies to join the open rebellion.
1791A slave rebellion erupted in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, starting the Haitian Revolution.
1795The year III constitution was ratified by the national constitution.
1798French troops were stationed at Kilcummin in County Mayo to aid the Irish rebellion.
1817Brazil's city of Araracara was discovered.
1818Warren Hasting, the first Governor General of India, died.
1848The United States compromised New Mexico.
1849First air raid in history: Austria launches pilotless balloon against the Italian city of Venice.
1851The yacht America won the first America's Cup race near the Isle of Wight, England.
1851The area of gold mines was discovered in Australia.
1851Yacht America won the first American race cup off the coast of England.
1864The Red Cross movement led by Henry Dunant officially beganwhen twelve European nations signed the First Geneva Convention,establishing the International Committee of the Red Cross.
1865William Sheppard was issued the first US patent for liquid soap.
1872The Australian Overland Telegraph Line was completed, providing for the first time a telegraphic link between Australia and the rest of the world.
1910Japan annexed Korea with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea thatlasted until the end of World War II.
1918Indralal Rai, India's first proficient pilot, was killed in an air battle with Germany in London during the First World War.
1921Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi lit Holi of foreign cloth.
1922Irish Civil War-Irish National Army commander-in-chief MichaelCollins was assassinated in an ambush while en route through County Corkat the village of Béal na mBláth.
1944World War II-Wehrmacht infantry carried out an assaultoperation against the civilian residents of nine villages located in the Amari Valley on the Greek island of Crete.
1955Chiranjeevi, a noted actor and politician of Telugu films, was born.
1962The world's first nuclear-powered ship completed the voyage from Virginia to Georgia.
1962An unsuccessful assassination attempt was made against French President Charles de Gaulle.
1968Czechs rally against Soviet invasion in Prague and at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
1969The storms in the US killed 255 people.
1978First President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta died at the age of 83.
1989Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers struck out the Oakland Athletics' Rickey Henderson, becoming the only pitcher in Major League Baseball to record 5,000 strikeouts.
1996The state government changed the name of Madras to Chennai.
1999Airlines Flight 642 crashed in the Mandarin city of Hong Kong.
2005Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian woman ever to achieve world number one as she takes the place of the injured American Lindsay Davenport.
2006The United Kingdom promised to help decrease the mortality rate of children and mothers in India. The suggested plan was estimated to cost £252 million and was directed to improve the healthcare of the poor.
2006NASA announces that its new manned space exploration vessel is going to succeed the STS by 2014, and will be called Orion.
2006Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashed near the Russian borderover eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
2008Hundreds of Muslim Kashmiris protest in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir asking for independence from India.
2009Two turkey farms in Valparaíso, Chile, are isolated over fears the birds might be victims of swine influenza that they caught from humans.
2009The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century appeared in India.
2010United States authorities allow the Ebola drug to be tested on humans, after it was said to be working on monkeys.
2011The price of crude oil drops on world markets because of the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi and bleak global economic outlook.
2012A state of emergency is announced in California because of wildfires that endang hundreds of buildings.
2012A series of ethnic clashes between the Orma and Pokomo tribesof Kenya's Tana River District resulted in the deaths of at least 52 people.
2012Pranab Mukherjee was elected the 13th President of India.
2013NASDAQ electronic stock exchange shuts down for three hours due to a computer issue.



Famous Birthdays of August 22:

YearName / Profession / Country
1867Maximilian Bircher-Benner / Physician / Switzerland
1976Randy Wolf / Baseball Player / United States of America
1986Adrian Neville / Wrestler / United Kingdom
1848Melville Elijah Stone / Publisher / United States of America
1990Devoleena Bhattacharjee / Actress / India
1902Leni Riefenstahl / Actress / Germany
1985Luke Russert / Journalist / United States of America
1961Iain Coucher / Business Man / United Kingdom
1987Leonardo Moracci / Footballer / Italy
1917John Lee Hooker / Writer / United States of America
1978James Corden / Actor / United Kingdom
1955Chiranjeevi / Actor / India
1914Connie B. Gay / Business Man / United States of America
1915James Hillier / Scientist / United States of America
1882Raymonde de Laroche / Pilot / France
1924Hari Shankar Parsai / Writer / India
1947Cindy Williams / Actress / United States of America
1880George Herriman / Cartoonist / United States of America
1800William S. Harney / General / United States of America
1985Jimmy Uso / Wrestler / United States of America
1778James Kirke Paulding / Poet / United States of America
1976Bryn Davies / Bassistcellist / United States of America
1936Chuck Brown / Writer / United States of America
1987Apollo Crews / Wrestler / United States of America
1964Mats Wilander / Tennis Player / United States of America
1948David Marks / Writer / United States of America
1934Norman Schwarzkopf / Soldier / United States of America
1773Aimé Bonpland / Botanist / France
1961Andrés Calamaro / Singer / Argentina
1984Lawrence Quaye / Footballer / Ghana

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