This Day in History on 22nd April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on the 22nd of April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day

Important Events

1056: A supernova exploded in the Crab Nebula.

1500: Portuguese sailor Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil.

1622: The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.

1915: German army used poisonous gas chlorine for the first time in World War I.

1921: Subhas Chandra Bose, resigned from the Indian Civil Service, and formed South Calcutta Sevak Samiti after returning to India. He was also arrested for carrying out our freedom movement.

1942: The Telecommunication Training Centre was established at Jabalpur.

1958: Admiral R. D. Katari became the first Chief in the Independent Indian Navy.

1970: Millions of Americans celebrated Earth Day for the first time to increase environmental awareness around the world.

1977: The first optical fiber used to introduce telephone traffic.

1994: Chabbildas Mehta was sworn in as Gujarat CM.

1998: India and Bangladesh resolve to work together to ”root out terrorism”, push bilateral trade and harness river waters of the region.

1999: Lok Sabha passes the 1999-2000 general budget through voice vote but without a debate and without amendments.

2006: Praveen Mahajan fired at BJP leader Pramod Mahajan over a family dispute.

Birthday / Anniversary

Dalhousie, governor general of India, was born.
Dalhousie, governor-general of India, was born.

1724: Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher.

1812: Dalhousie, governor-general of India, was born.

1870: Vladimir IIyich Lenin, a revolutionary freedom fighter and politician was born at Simbrisk, Volga.

1904: J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist, and professor of physics.

1904: Ramnath Goenka, an Indian newspaper publisher.

1914: Baldev Raj Chopra, Indian director and producer (d. 2008)

1915: Hem Barua, famous Assami and English litterateur was born.

1916: Kanan Devi, an Indian actress, and singer.

Vladimir IIyich Lenin, revolutionary freedom fighter and politician, was born at Simbrisk, Volga.
Vladimir IIyich Lenin, revolutionary freedom fighter and politician, was born at Simbrisk, Volga.

1923: Babani Sheshagiri Pai, social worker and journalist, was born at Ankola in Karnataka,

1929: Robert Wade-Gery, English diplomat, British High Commissioner to India (d. 2015)

1935: Bhama Srinivasan, Indian-American mathematician and academic

1945: Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Indian civil servant and politician, 22nd Governor of West Bengal

1971: Sumeet Raghavan, an Indian film and television actor.

1974: Chetan Bhagat, an Indian author, and columnist.

Death / Death Anniversary

1840: James Princes, British research scientist and archaeologist, passed away.

1933: Henry Royce, co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited.

Lalgudi Jayaraman
Lalgudi Jayaraman

1994: Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States.

1996: Hiteshwar Saikia, chief minister of Assam (1991-96), passed away at the age of 62 years, and Dr Bhumidhar Barman became the new CM.

2000: Bhaktavar Lentin (72), former Judge of the Bombay High Court, died

2003: Balwant Gargi, an Indian Punjabi language dramatist, theatre director, novelist, and short-story writer.

2013: Lalgudi Jayaraman, an Indian Carnatic violinist, vocalist, and composer.

2013: Jagdish Sharan Verma, the 27th Chief Justice of India.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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