Today In History-22nd February

Today in Indian History
Events for February 22

22-February-1845 Serampore of Hooghly district and Balasore cities from Dutch purchased East Indian Company.
22-February-1854 Kawasji Nanabhai Dawar started the first Cloth Mill namely ‘Bombay Spinning Mills’.
22-February-1858 Gannau resident of Samosa Gali in Delhi, arrested for revolutionary activities, was hanged.
22-February-1873 Sir Muhammad Ekbal, writer of song ‘Sare Jahanse Achha’, was born.
22-February-1885 Jatindra Mohan Sen Gupta, great nationalist leader, was born.
22-February-1905 Purushotamsing Bajaj, industrialist and social worker, was born at Shikarpur (Sind).
22-February-1913 Judge Mirza Hameedullah Beg, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India, was born in Lucknow.
22-February-1944 Kasturba Gandhi passed away in British imprisonment in Aga Khan Palace at Pune.
22-February-1946 Curfew imposed till 9 p.m. by the British in Bombay as rioting and looting continued for the second day.
22-February-1947 Nehru welcomes British independence offer, invites Muslims to join at New Delhi.
22-February-1948 Jayalalitha, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, was born.
22-February-1958 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad passed away in New Delhi, India. He was a great leader, great orator, revolutionary and fighter for national freedom. Some of his works which are the masterpieces of the Urdu language are “”Ghubari-Khatir”” and Tadhkirah””. He was Minister of Education in the first Indian Governm
22-February-1977 Emergency and ‘MISSA’ laws were cancelled.
22-February-1978 Judge Yeshwant Vishnu Chandrachud became the Chief Justice of India. He helded this office till 11/07/1985.
22-February-1982 South-South Conference opens in New Delhi.
22-February-1990 1st day India vs New Zealand cricket at Auckland. NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps.
22-February-1993 Sudhakarrao Naik, Mahrashtra CM, resigns in the wake of party dissidence.
22-February-1993 Vinod Kambli scores 224 vs England at Bombay in 411 balls and smashes 23 fours.
22-February-1994 Punjab brought back to international air map after 10 years with the introduction of flights to 8 countries from Amritsar Rajasansi Airport.
22-February-1996 Madanlal Khurana, Delhi CM, resigns (Hawala scandal).
22-February-1996 Indian police charge 14 more politicians in corruption scandal that has already led to resignations from the Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s govt.
22-February-1997 India, Turkmenistan and Iran sign transit agreement.
22-February-1997 India outplays Poland in the final hockey `Test’ and win series 2-0.
22-February-1997 Jockey Mark Gallagher shot at and injured in Bangalore.

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