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:

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

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. T. Katari was appointed as the first Indian Chief of the Naval Staff.

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.

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

Birthday / Anniversary:

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

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

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

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

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

Death / Death Anniversary:

Lalgudi Jayaraman
Lalgudi Jayaraman

2013: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist and composer (b. 1930)

2013:  J. S. Verma, Indian judge, 27th Chief Justice of India (b. 1933)

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

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

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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