This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, February 22 is the 53rd day of the year and the 53rd day in a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 22 February as well as birthdays of famous people.

10 Major Events Happened Today in History

  1. Chamarajendra Wadiyar X Birthday

Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X,  the twenty-third maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore, between 1868 and 1894 was born on this day in 1863. 

  1.  Indulal Yagnik Birthday

Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik, also called Indu chacha was an Indian independence activist, who purchased Indian tricolour flag hoisted by Madam Bhikaji Cama from Germany to India. He was a leader of the All India Kisan Sabha and one who led the Mahagujarat Movement, which spearheaded the demand for the separate statehood of Gujarat on 8 August 1956. 


  1. The Bombay Spinning Mills Founded

In 1854 on this day, Cowasji Nanabhai Davar started First Cotton Mill named “The Bombay Spinning Mills”. Prior to the middle of the nineteenth century, India used to export cotton to Britain and later re-imported the textile. While the year 1820 saw the total textile import valued at only Rs, 350,000; the prices escalated until in 1860 the textile imports reached Rs. 19.3 million. The Bombay Spinning Mill” with opposition from the Lancashire mill owners eventually combated by the support of the British manufacturers of textile machinery. Additionally, by 1870 there were 13 mills, exclusively in Bombay.


  1. World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is celebrated every year around the world on this day to appreciate the help and guidance of brothers and sisters around the world. It is also celebrated by Scout and Guide organizations around the world. It is a day when they think about their "sisters" (and "brothers") in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.

Most recently, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has selected an important international issue as the theme for each year's World Thinking Day, and selected a focus country from each of their five world regions. 


  1.  Kasturba Gandhi Death Anniversary

Kasturbai Mohandas Gandhi was an Indian political activist. She married Mohandas Gandhi in 1883. With her husband and son, she was involved in the Indian independence movement in British India. She was, to a great extent, influenced by her husband. National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on 11 April every year. 


  1. Abul Kalam Azad Death Anniversary

Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was an Indian independence activist, Islamic theologian, writer and senior leader of the Indian National Congress. In October 1920, Azad was elected as a member of foundation committee to establish Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh in U. P. without taking help from British colonial government. 


  1. George Washington Birthday

George Washington was an American soldier, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.


  1. Cloning of Dolly

On this day in 1997, a team of British scientists working under the direction of Ian Wilmut at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh announced the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first clone of an adult mammal.


  1. Czechoslovakia becomes a communist state following a coup d'etat

In 1948 on this day, Czechoslovakia becomes a communist state following a coup d'etat.
The country became a parliamentary republic following the non-violent “Velvet Revolution” in 1989 and was split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in 1993.


  1. The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines

In 1986 this day the People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines. It was the nonviolent campaign that resulted in the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country's democracy.


Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. 

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