Preparing for UPSC examinations is not easy. One of the key elements of success is that of revising whatever has been studied. When it comes to history, things can get a little difficult because of numerous dates and events that can sometimes be too confusing. This article titled Today in History – December 22 – India and World has been designed to provide the most important events that took place on this day in both India and World. Studying these articles on a daily basis helps students in quickly recalling their history lessons. So, let us begin…
What Happened On This Day in History – December 22
Today in History – December 22: “India”
1241: On this day, Mongol forces under leadership of Tair Bahadur sieged the city of Lahore and destroyed it.
1666: Guru Gobind Singh – 10th Sikh Guru was born on this day.
1843: Debendranath Tagore – father of Rabindranath Tagore – took up the Brahmo religion under the guidance of Ramchandra Vidyabagish.
1851: First freight train of India was operated on this day in Roorkee.
1853: Spiritual consort of Sri Ramkrishna – Maa Saradamoni Devi was born on this day in Hooghly district’s Jairambati.
1877: One of the greatest mathematicians this world has ever seen – Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on this day in Erode, Madras Presidency, British India.
1921: Visva-Bharati College (aka Santiniketan College) opened on this day. As of today, it is known as Visva Bharati University.
1939: Muslim League observed this day as the Day of Deliverance. It was Jinnah who declared this.
Today in History – December 22: “World”
609: Muhammad claimed that he received his first revelation.
1769: The Sino-Burmese war came to an end with an uneasy truce.
1807: Upon being urged by the then US President – Thomas Jefferson – the US Congress passed the Embargo Act.
1940: The Greek army captured Himara during WWII.
1944: At Battle of Bulge during WWII, German troops demanded a surrender from US troops at Belgium’s Bastogne. As a result of this, Anthony McAuliffe – the General of US army gave the famous single-word answer: Nuts!
1944: During WWII, Vietnam People’s Army was forced into resisting Indochina’s occupation by Japanese forces. Indochina is now known as Vietnam.
1989: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was reopened after almost 30 years. This ended the division of East Germany and West Germany.