Today in History – 22 April

today in history 22 april

1812

Dalhousie, governor general of India, was born.

1840

James Princes, British research scientist and archeaologist, passed away.

1915

German forces shock Allied soldiers along the Western Front by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French colonial divisions at Ypres in Belgium.

1921

James Princes, British research scientist and archeaologist, passed away.

1930

Civil Disobedience at Dandi, 6th April 1930 and Civil Disobedience at Bombay, 7th April 1930, both documentary films produced by Krishna Film Co., Bombay, were prohibited by Censor Board on April 22, on the grounds that they were calculated to foster resistance to Government and to promote a breach of Law and Order.

1930

Revolutionary Surjya Sen’s many associates were killed and Surjya Sen “Masterda” himself went underground, on Jalalabad Hill and started extending his activities to neighbouring district

1942

The Telecommunication Training Centre was established at Jabalpur.

1970

Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, was celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.

1983

Smt. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, visited ICMR Headquarters and held discussions with senior scientists of ICMR. ICMR who revived research on indigenous drugs/traditional medicine with a new, disease-oriented approach and a Scientific Advisory Group on Traditional Medicine Research was constituted in 1983 but actual studies (Multicentric Clinical Trials, Centres for Advanced Research, Central Biostatistical Monitoring Unit etc.) started in 1984-85.

1992

IAF in response to a recommendation by Secretary General, the Security Council adopted resolution No. 751 (1992) by which it established UNOSOM for handling situation which had deteriorated to an extent where death and destruction forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes and causing need for emergency humanitarian assistance.

1996

National Stock Exchange launches a new equity index – the NSE 50.

1998

India and Bangladesh resolved to work together to ”root out terrorism”, push bilateral trade and harness river waters of the region.

1999

Lok Sabha passes the 1999-2000 general budget through voice vote but without a debate and without amendments.

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