Today in History-22 September

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.

1599

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

1687

Aurangzeb ended Kutubshah kingdom.

1789

Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department.

1906

Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia leave 21 people dead.

1915

Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1931

Gandhi meets Charlie Chaplin in London.

1937

The last contingent of Indian freedom fighters was send to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

1939

Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain climber; first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, was born.

1977

Maulana Abdul Ali Maududi, founder of Jamat-E-Islami, died.

1979

Israel conducts nuclear test at Indian Ocean.

1980

The Iran-Iraq War begins as Iraq invades Iran; lasting until August 1988, it was the longest conventional war of the 20th century.

1988

PM announces Government’s decision to drop Defamation Bill.

1992

Indo-British Extradition Treaty signed in London;

1999

India asks Pakistan to prevent the reported attempt by the JKLF to cross the Line of Control (LOC) on October 4.

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