This Day in History on 22nd May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 22nd May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- International Day for Biological Diversity (International)
- United States National Maritime Day
- National Sovereignty Day (Haiti)
- Republic Day (Sri Lanka)
1936: Lord Brabourne laid the found
ation stone of Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.
1953: Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Darjeeling andEdmund Hillary of New Zealand were the first to conquer the Mount Everest (World).
1989: IRBM ‘Agni’ Missile launched successfully from Chandipur, Orissa.
1996: Ravi Shastri appointed UNICEF’s national ambassador for children.
1996: United Front prime ministerial candidate H.D.Deve Gowda unanimously elected leader of the Front’s parliamentary party.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1772: Raja Ram Mohan Roy, great social reformer, lawyer and politician and founder of Brahmo Samaj, was born at Radhanagar in Hoogh
ly district, Bengal. (1771 or 1772)
1917: Suniti Chaudhary, revolutionary freedom fighter, was born at Kumilla. She was one of the accused in the famous Chargaon ammunition plot and assassination of General Lemen, Inspector General of Dhaka.
1927: Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mo. Usman, the leader inMaharashtra, was born.
1927: M. S. Shivsankaraiyah, cricket test umpire for 3 tests from 1974-77, was born at Andhra Pradesh.
1940: Erapalli Anantrao Srinivasarao Prasanna, cricketer (one of India’s big four spinners, Right-arm Off-break Bowler), was born in Bangalore. He is also the recipient of Arjun Award (1968) and Padmashree (1970).
Death / Death Anniversary:
1545: Sher Shah Sur died. He was fatally wounded in an explosion on Kalanjara fort while preparing for an attack. He introduced the new silver rupee-coin
“Rupiya” based on ratio of 40 copper coin pieces (paisa) per rupee and built several roads including the longest road of India known as Grand Trunk Road (now Natioinal Highway
1991: Shripad Amrit Dange, veteran communist leader, passed away.