This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 22 is the 152nd day of the year and the 153rd day of 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 May 22 as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Sher Shah Suri was the founder of the Suri Empire in India, with its capital in Sasaram in modern-day Bihar. He introduced the currency of rupee. An ethnic Pashtun ruler, Sher Shah took control of the Mughal Empire in 1540. After his accidental death in 1545, his son Islam Shah became his successor.
Farid Khan ie Sher Shah Suri:— Khurshid Khan Baabozai,Professor of History (@baabozai) May 15, 2022
One of the greatest rulers of the world
Ruled India : 1540 AC to 1545 AC.
Death Anniversary : 22 May, Every Year pic.twitter.com/jc19axoupi
Raja Rammohun Roy, one of the socio-religious reformers, was born on this day in 1772. He started the Brahmo Samaj movement and raised his voice against evils like child marriage and sati system.
In 1933, Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion. During World War II more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marine served their country, with more than 6,700 giving their lives, hundreds being detained as prisoners of war and more than 800 U.S. merchant ships being sunk or damaged.
Pact of Steel, Alliance between Germany and Italy. Signed by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on May 22, 1939, it formalized the 1936 Rome-Berlin Axis agreement, linking the two countries politically and militarily.
#OTD: Evil unite. In 1939, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign their "Pact of Steel" in Berlin, Germany. The one good thing to come out of this collaboration by anti-Semitic fascists? They were both dead by 1945. pic.twitter.com/IbyKpxRIjr— Michael W. Freeman (@Freelineorlando) May 22, 2020
It was appropriately titled. Agni. On May 22, at exactly 7.17 a.m., Agni erupted into a chariot of fire, propelling India into an elite club controlled by the world's technical and military behemoths. Agni, India's first Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM), has been postponed twice before launch at the Chandipur Interim Test Range on the Orissa coast.
#TodayinHistory 1953 Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Darjeeling & Edmund Hillary of New Zealand were the first to reach the top of Mount Everest.— Aniruddha Deodhar🇮🇳 (@deodharav) May 22, 2020
1989 IRBM 'Agni' Missile launched successfully from Chandipur, Orissa.
1992 India launches its Agni rocket pic.twitter.com/NlfN8tmwZS
The Civil Aviation Department RG-1 Rohini is an Indian two-seat training sailplane of the 1960s. A high-winged wooden monoplane, with side-by-side seating;at least 107 were built.
#29/365-Designed by the renowned Scientist S Ramamritham from the Technical Center of the Indian Civil Aviation Department, the #Rohini #RG1 Glider was first flown on 10th May 1961. This Glider had a setup with 2 pilots sitting side by side and a high wing monoplane design. pic.twitter.com/ZRNYRJ84fN— TheGhostRider31 (@TheGhostRider31) January 30, 2022
Bachendri Pal became India’s first woman mountaineer to conquer Mt Everest on May 23, 1984. She has been awarded with Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, and many more. She has also published her autobiography- “Everest- My journey to the Top” through National Book Trust, Delhi.
36 years ago, On May 23, 1984, at around 1:07 pm, Bachendri Pal reached the summit of Mount Everest & became the first Indian woman mountaineer to conquer Mt Everest. 🇮🇳🇮🇳— Incognito (@Incognito_qfs) May 23, 2021
PS: She never participated in #RippedJeansTwitter, so she won't get the coveted feminist tag. pic.twitter.com/iaCcom1x5K
Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and statesman who was the 13th prime minister of India from 2004 to 2014. He is also the longest serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. A member of the Indian National Congress, Singh was the first Sikh prime minister of India. He was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.
*13th Prime Minister of India— Cow Momma (@Cow__Momma) March 2, 2021
*22nd Minister of Finance
*14th Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
*15th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
*5th Chief Economic Adviser to GoI
Most importantly, distinguished Economist Manmohan Singh. https://t.co/Lzbux4Xgd8
Air India Express Flight 812 overshot the runway on landing at Mangalore International Airport. It fell over a cliff and burst into flames. The 737 is the world's most widely flown aircraft.
On-This-Day, In 2010, Air India Express Boeing 737 crashes over a cliff upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of 166 people on board, becoming the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737.#May22 #mangalore pic.twitter.com/KqjMtENWV3— Thameem Ismail (@ismail_thameem) May 22, 2020
At 643 meters (2080 feet), the Tokyo Skytree in Japan's capital city is also the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its prime purpose is relaying TV and radio signals.
Ten years of the Tokyo Skytree tower: constantly evolving technology https://t.co/oglLxqBnPq— World News Italy (@WorldNewsItaly) May 20, 2022
Above are the 10 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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