This Day in History on 22 September

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

Important Days

Important Events

1422: The Sultan, losing his hold over the army and some members of his aristocracy, very wisely abdicated in favour of his brother Ahmad, who is famous in Deccan history as Ahmad Shah Wali.

1499: Treaty of Basel and Switzerland became independent nations.

1599: 24 merchants gathered in London’s Founder Hall under the auspices of Lord Mayor to start a new company with share capital in India.

1687: Aurangzeb ended Kutubshah kingdom.

1789: Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department.

1888: The first issue of The National Geographic Magazine was published.

1931: Meeting of Hemsamsher Rana, Prince of Nepal, and Veer Savarkar.

1937: The last contingent of Indian freedom fighters was sent to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

1965: Second Kashmir War: The second Kashmir war between India and Pakistan came to a halt after a UN ceasefire order.

1979: Israel conducts a nuclear test in the Indian Ocean.

1979: Maulana Abdul Ali Moudoodi aka Syed Abul A’la Maududi Chishti, founder leader of the Jamait- E- Islam, died in USA, he had taken pakistani citizenship.

1980: The war between Iran and Iraq Began in the Gulf.

1992: Indo-British Extradition Treaty signed in London.

1995: High Court ruled that citizens have the right to fly the national flag at home or in the office.

1995: An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.

1995: The Nagerkovil school bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil schoolchildren.

2003: NASA’s Galileo spacecraft entered Jupiter’s atmosphere and died.

2013: At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1791: Michael Faraday, an English physicist who invented the dynamo and formed many of the principles of electricity.

Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator
Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator

1869: V. S. Srinivasashastri, Indian Lawyer, Politician, President of Bharat Sevak Samaj. Shri Valangaiman Sankaranarayana Srinivasa Shastri, great scholar of Sanskrit, master, politician, social reformer, President of India and educationist, was born at Valangaiman village, Tamil Nadu. 

1880: Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette, and daughter of Emmeline, who led the suffragette movement.

1887: Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, a social activist and educator in Maharashtra, India.

1902: Sorabjee Harmasji Colah, (right-hand batsman who batted in India’s first two Tests), was born in Bombay.

1916: N. Krishna Pillai was an Indian dramatist, literary critic, translator, and historian of Malayalam language.

1922: Chen Ning Yang, the Nobel Prize-winning Chinese physicist.

1923: Ramkrishna Bajaj, a veteran freedom fighter and industrialist.

1928: Eric Broadly, an English engineer and businessman, founded Lola cars.

1966: Ravi Jadhav, Indian film director, actor, screenwriter, and producer.

1980: Anisa Sayyed, Indian female pistol shooter who won two gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1520: Selim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

1539: Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru.

1688: François Bernier, French physician, and traveler. He was briefly personal physician to Mughal prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

1828: Shaka, Zulu Emperor.

1891: Gangopadhyay Taraknath, a famous novelist in Bengal, passed away.

1952: Carlo Juho Stahlberg, Finland’s first president.

1952: Bapiraju Adiv, famous Telugu novelist, poet and author, died.

1956: Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize-winning English chemist. He explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements.

1970: Shardendu Bandopadhyay, Indian-Bengali writer.

1991: Durga Khote, film actress and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 86 years.

1994: G. N. Joshi, famous singer, died.

2011: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricket captain and last Nawab of Pataudi Sansthan.

2018: Chas Hodges, English musician and singer (b. 1943)

2018: Edna Molewa, South African politician (b. 1957)

2018: Mike Labinjo, Canadian professional gridiron football player (b. 1980)

Further Reading

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