This Day in History on 22 July

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 22 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1908: Lokmanya Tilak was sentenced to 6 years in prison for writing an infamous article on the ‘country’s misfortune’.

1931: Vasudev Balwant Gogte Gun fired at Sir John Hotson, the governor of Mumbai province, in the library of Ferguson College. Hotson survived.

1942: Grossaktion Warsaw: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto began.

1944: Communist rule began in Poland.

1981: India’s first geostationary satellite APPLE started functioning.

2011: 2011 Norway attacks: first a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, followed by a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

2013: 2013 Dingxi earthquakes, a series of earthquakes in Dingxi, China, kills at least 89 people and injures more than 500 others.

2019: India’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully took off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be the fourth nation to soft-land on the moon.

Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1898: Pandit Vinayak Patwardhan, an Indian vocalist of Gwalior Gharana of Indian classical music.

1915: Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, a Pakistani politician from Bengal, diplomat, and author.

Baselios Thomas

1923: Mukesh, an Indian playback singer.

1923: Sumitra Devi, an Indian actress.

1925: Daasarathi Krishnamacharya, a Telugu poet, and writer.

1929: Baselios Thomas I, Indian bishop

Devendra Fadnavis

1930: Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, an Indian American mathematician.

1933: C. V. Sridhar, an Indian screenwriter, and film director.

1937: Vasant Ranjane, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

1959: Ajit Pawar, an Indian politician.

Armaan Malik

1970: Devendra Fadnavis, an Indian politician. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

1992: Selena Gomez, an American singer, actress, and producer.

1995: Armaan Malik, Indian playback singer, composer and songwriter

Death/ Death Anniversary

Indra Lal Roy

1918: Indra Lal Roy, the sole Indian World War I flying ace.

1937: Kottarathil Sankunni, an Indian writer of Malayalam literature.

1948: Hemendranath Majumdar, an Indian painter.

Further Reading

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