According to Gregory calendar, on May 22, the day number in a year is 143 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 144. May 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.

Important Historical Events of 22 May in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1545The death of Sher Shah Shuri, the founder of Sur dynasty, who built the country's longest road from Peshawar to Calcutta.
1570The first atlas, titled Theatrum Arbis Terram, was published, with a total of 70 maps.
1629Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and the Danish king Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck, ending Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
1712Emperor Karel VI was crowned King of Hungary.
1735George Headley published the first interpretation of "Trade Wind".
1746Russia and Austria signed treaty of cooperation.
1762Sweden and Prussia signed the peace treaty.
1772Birth of renowned social reformer Rajaram Mohan Roy. He started the Brahmo Samaj movement and raised his voice against evils like child marriage and sati system.
1816A riot broke out in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, over high unemployment and the rising cost of grain, spreading to Ely the next day.
1826HMS Beagle set sail from Plymouth on her maiden voyage for an underwater survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of South America.
1826HMS Beagle set sail from Plymouth on her maiden voyage for an underwater survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of South America.
1841Revolt in Guria in 1841: The Georgia province of Guria started a revolt against the Russian Empire.
1843The first wagon train with 700–1000 migrants was sent to Freedom Oregon, Missouri.
1849Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention for a liftboat over obstacles in a river, making him the only US president to hold a patent.
1855The province of Victoria was administratively separated from NewSouth Wales.
1856US Congressman Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for a speech in which Sumner attacked Southerners who sympathized with anti-slavery violence in Kansas.
1863American Civil War-Union forces begin laying siege to the Confederate-controlled city of Port Hudson, Louisiana.
1892Doctor Washington Scheffield invented the tube for toothpaste.
1897The first Blackwall tunnel under the River Thames was opened to improve commerce and trade in the East End of London.
1906The Wright brothers received a patent from the US for their flying machine.
1915Five trains were involved in an accident near Greta Green, Scotland, which killed 227 people and injured 246 others.
1915Lassen Peak, in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, erupted violently, the only volcanic eruption in the 20th century until Mount St.
1915Five trains were involved in the United Kingdom's deadliest crash near Greta Green in Scotland, which killed 227 people and injured 246 others.
1917The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 began on May 21 and caused $5.5 million in damage. About 2,000 homes, businesses and churches were destroyed, including about 300 acres, and about 1,000 people were displaced. A woman had lost her life due to heart attack.
1933World Trade Day was celebrated for the first time.
1934Oskaloosa, Iowa, became the first municipality in the United States to collect fingerprint data for all of its citizens, including children.
1939The signing of the Treaty of Steel between Germany and Italy during World War II.
1943British commandos raided the Yugoslavian island of Maggette in an operation Farrier.
1945The United States military plans to evacuate German scientists and engineers to help with the development of rocket technology.
1958Ethnic riots broke out in Ceylon, mostly targeting Sri Lankan Tamils, resulting in over 300 deaths in the following days.
1960The Great Chile earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale occurred on 22 May 1960, affecting southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, South Australia and the Aleutian Islands. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in world history.
1960The 9.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami heard in Valdivia, Chile that reached Hawaii the next day.
1960 A 9.5 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on this day. This was the highest intensity earthquake ever recorded.
1972Ceylon changed his name to Sri Lanka (symbol picture), a new constitution and officially became a republic.
1980The Arcade Game PAC Man was released by Namko on 22 May 1980. It is one of the most famous arcade games and one of the highest grossing video games of all time.
1980PAC-Man, an arcade game that became a symbol of the popular culture of the 1980s, made his debut in Japan.
1990The operating system Windows 3.0 was released by Microsoft Window on 22 May 1990, with Windows 2.1X successful. It was the only version of Windows that could be run in three different memory modes in actual, standard and 386 enhanced mode.
1990The merger of Yemen Arabian Republic and People's Democratic Republic of Yemen became the Republic of Yemen.
1992Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia joined the United Nations.
2002Washington .C. Police announced that the remains of the skeleton of the Federal Jail Bureau of Inner Chandra Levi were found in Rockcreek Park.
2003Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam 2245, became the first woman to play the PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas on 22 May, 2003, as Los Angeles opened in 1945, worthy of Los Angeles, which was eligible by Babe Zahriyas.
2003Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play PGA Tour event in 58 years.
2009The Credit Card Responsible Card Responsibility and Capitalization Act 2009 signed by US President Barack Obama on 22 May 2009 after the UNITES States Congress passed the revised Bill on 20 May. The bill is effective from February 22, 2010.
2012The longest structure with a height of 634.0 meters in Japan opened to the public on 22 May 2012. This is the second longest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
2012Tokyo Skytree Tower opened in Japan. After Dubai's Burj Khalifa and China's Canton Tower, Japan built its tallest building, the Tokyo Sky Tree.

Important Historical Events of 22 May in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1936Inaugurated India's first stadium Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.
1963India's first glider Rohini took off.
1987The Hashimpura massacre took place on 22 May 1987 during Hindu-Muslim riots in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India. In this murder, 42 Muslim youths of Hashimpura locality were allegedly mobilized by 19 PACs, who took them into a truck near Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad where they were shot and thrown their bodies into water canals given; However, five of them survived even after being shot. In the absence of adequate evidence, all 16 PAC personals were acquitted by the Tis Hazari Court in 2015, while three of them were already dead.
1987The Hashimpura massacre took place in Meerut, India.
2010Air India Express Flight 812 crashed on May 22, 2010 after falling on a rock in Mangalore, India, killing 158 people. This was the third most deadly aviation disaster in India and the deadliest of 737Aircraft.
2010While landing in Mangalore, the Air India Express flight climbed on the 812 overhot runway and fell on a rock, causing 158 deaths of the board of 166 people in the accident and caught fire.
2010Air India Express Boeing 737 crashed while landing in Mangalore. In which 158 people died.

Important Days of 22 May National & International Days 🏁

World Biodiversity DayInternational Day
International Day for Biological DiversityInternational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 22 May 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1772Raja Ram Mohan Roy / Historian / India
1408Annamacharya / Saint / India
1772Raja Ram Mohan Roy / Social Worker / India
1772Ram Mohan Roy / Philosopher / India
1940E.A.S. Prasanna / Cricketer / India
1948Nedumudi Venu / Actor / India
1959Mahbuba Mufti / Politician / India
1959Mehbooba Mufti / Politician / India

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