22nd OCTOBER TODAY IN HISTORY – DINVISHESH GHADAMODI

Today in Indian History
Events for October 22

22-October-1680 Rana Rajsingh, king of Mewad, died.
22-October-1764 The historic battle of Baksar started. (22nd October or 23rd October).
22-October-1796 Sawai Madhav Rao Peshwa II committed suicide by jumping from the terrace.
22-October-1873 Swami Rama Tirtha, great social reformer and poet, was born at Murariwala village of Gujranwala district. He lectured throughout Japan and America spreading “”practical Vedant
22-October-1908 John Sutton, actor (Tower of London, Return of Fly), was born in Rawalpindi, India.
22-October-1912 Gandhiji accompanied Gokhale on tour of South Africa, Laurenco Marques, Mozambique and Zanzibar. He gave up European dress and milk and restricted himself to diet of fresh and dried fruits.
22-October-1913 Harumal Sadarangani, famous Sindhi writer, was born at Sind, Pakistan.
22-October-1929 Air Mail Series Stamps were issued. These stamps were of denominations of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 annas.
22-October-1933 Vithalbhai Patel, great freedom fighter, social worker, leader, politician, President of the Central Assembly, lawyer and member of parliament, died in Geneva.
22-October-1937 Gandhiji presided over the educational conference at Wardha and outlined his scheme of education through basic crafts.
22-October-1947 There were bound to be difficulties in consolidating the loosely federated Indian provinces, princely states, etc. into one homogeneous whole state. Kashmir, after initial dithering, acceded to India voluntarily and by popular consent, then, was invaded by Pakistani tribesmen with the support of the Pakistani government.
22-October-1962 Bakhra-Nangal Dam, a multipurpose river valley project, was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
22-October-1983 The Union government reduces the upper age limit for the Civil Services Examination from 28 years to 26 years.
22-October-1997 Faced with unprecedented Presidential rebuff, a divided U.F. Government reversed decision on invoking Article 356 in Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh government survived.
22-October-1997 Indian veterans take winning 3-0 lead against Pakistan in the five-match cricket series.
22-October-1999 Balayogi is elected as Speaker of the Lok Sabha for second consecutive term.
22-October-1999 The Prime Minister warns of more ‘hard decisions’.
22-October-2000 The Supreme Court, in a significant order, erases Karnataka High Court judgement discharging former Chief Minister S. Bangarappa and his then private secretary R. Suribabu in a corruption case.
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