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Know what happened on 22nd August


Importance of 22nd August in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd August special in the world history.

  • 1320 में आज के दिन नसीरूद्दीन खुसरू को गाजी मलिक ने हराया।
  • 1639 में आज के दिन ब्रिटिश ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी ने तमिलनाडु की राजधानी चेन्नई (तत्कालीन मद्रास) की स्थापना की।
  • 1851 में आज के दिन ऑस्ट्रेलिया में सोने के क्षेत्रों की खोज हुई।
  • 1969 में आज के दिन अमेरिका में समुद्री तूफान आने से 255 लोगों की मौत।
  • 2010 में आज के दिन चिली की खान में ढ़ाई महीने तक फंसे रहने के बाद मजूदूरों को बाहर निकाला गया। उनके जमीन के अंदर जिंदा होने के प्रमाण 22 अगस्त को ही मिला था।

  • 1989
    Death of Huey P. Newton, American political activist, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, shot dead
    United States
    1988
    The Perth Mint issued the world’s first platinum coin, the $200 koala .
    Australia
    1978
    Death of Jomo Kenyatta, President and founding father of Kenya.
    Kenya
    1965
    Death of Ellen Church, the first female flight attendant.
    United States
    1964
    Match of the Day starts on BBC2
    Great Britain
    1958
    Death of Roger Martin du Gard, French writer, Nobel Prize winner .
    France
    1922
    Death of Michael Collins, assassinated Irish nationalist.
    Ireland
    1908
    Birth of Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer .
    France
    1902
    The car company Cadillac was founded.
    United States
    1864
    Red Cross established – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention
    1862
    Birth of Claude Debussy, French composer.
    France
    1851
    First 'America's Cup' (round the Isle of Wight) won by the yacht America (after which the trophy was subsequently named)
    Great Britain
    1849
    The first recorded air raid. Austria sent unmanned balloons to explode over Venice.
    Italy
    1834
    Birth of Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astrophysicist and aeronautics pioneer who built the first powered heavier-than-air machine to achieve sustained flight
    United States
    1818
    Death of Warren Hastings, 1st Governor General of Bengal.
    Great Britain
    1780
    HMS Resolution arrives back in England at the end of James Cook's third voyage, although Cook had been killed in Hawaii.
    Great Britain
    1642
    English Civil war Begins
    Great Britain
    1639
    Madras was founded by the English East India Company (the city is now known as Chennai).
    1485
    Battle of Bosworth Field; Richard III killed – beginning of Tudors (Henry VII)
    Great Britain
    1280
    Death of Pope Nicholas III
    Italy
    1241
    Death of Pope Gregory IX
    Italy
    1138
    Battle of The Standard' near Northallerton – English forces repelled a Scottish army
    Great Britain
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