This Day in History – October 22

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This Day in History - October 22

“History does not belong to us, we belong to it”. This quote by Hans Georg Gademer essentially captures the importance of knowing history in each of our lives.  Every day as we live, we create history for the future generations to follow. These events decide the course of our lives ahead. October 22 is one such day that is remembered for the events that have taken place on this day in history. To know more about these important events of October 22, read through the blog.

What Happened in India on October 22?

1947 – Beginning of Kashmir Conflict
The Kashmir Conflict had just started between India and Pakistan after the partition of India.

Source : TIMES NOW

2008- Chandrayaan I launched
India launched its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 on October 22, 2008.

Source : Young Scientists ISRO

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 22

1879 – Thomas Edison tested the first electric incandescent light bulb
Thomas Edison using a filament of carbonized thread tested the first electric incandescent light bulb.

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis
 President Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announced that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba.

Source: TED ED

1964 – New Flag of Canada
An all-party Parliamentary Committee selected the design which became the new flag of Canada.
1975 -Venera 9 lands on Venus
The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 landed on Venus.
1999 – Maurice Papon jailed for crimes against humanity
Maurice Papon,  an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

2013 – Australian Capital territory legalized same sex marriage
Australian Capital territory legalized same sex marriage with the Marriage Equality Act,2013.
2019 – Same Sex Marriage legalised in Ireland
Same sex marriage is legalised and abortion is decriminalised in Northern Ireland.

Source : Channel 4 News

Famous Birthdays

1937- Kader Khan
Kader Khan  was an Indian film actor.  He was also renowned as a screenwriter, comedian, and director.

1964- Amit Shah
Amit Shah is an Indian politician. He is currently serving as the Minister of Home Affairs.

1988-Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra is a renowned Indian actress and singer.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 22. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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