22 June in Indian and World History

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22 June in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 22 June is the birth anniversary of Ganesh Ghosh, Amrish Puri, Nitin Ratilal Patel, and Vijay Chandrasekhar.

22 June is also observed as the death anniversary of Jagannathdas Ratnakar, Bhadant Anand Kausalyan, and Kedarnath Agarwal.

Birth Anniversary on 22 June

22 June in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Ganesh Ghosh (22 June 1900 – 16 October 1994), a Bengali Indian freedom fighter, revolutionary, and politician. He was arrested in connection with the ‘Maniktala bomb case’. In 1928, he got out of jail and attended the Kolkata session of Congress. Ganesh Ghosh became a member of the Communist Party in 1946. He was elected to the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1952 and the Lok Sabha in 1967. He was born on 22 June 1900 in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Amrish Puri (22 June 1932 – 12 January 2005) an Indian actor, who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He is best known for playing iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. Amrish Puri is Famous as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur’s Hindi film Mr. India (1987), and to Western audiences, he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He was born on 22 June 1932 in Nawanshahr, Punjab, British India.

Nitin Ratilal Patel, an Indian politician from Gujarat. He is a politician from Gujarat and is currently serving as Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat and Cabinet Minister for Health, Medical Education, Family Welfare, Roads and Buildings, Capital Project. He was formerly the Minister of Water Supply, Water Resources (Except Kalpsar Division), Urban Development, and Urban Housing. He was elected to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from Mehsana in 2012. He was born on 22 June 1956 in Visnagar, Bombay State, India.

Vijay Chandrasekhar, known as Vijay, an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer, and philanthropist who works predominantly in Tamil cinema and appeared in other Indian languages films. He is the highest-paid actor in Tamil cinema. Vijay has been included several times in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, based on the earnings of Indian celebrities. He was born on 22 June 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Death Anniversary on 22 June

22 June in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Jagannathdas Ratnakar (1866 – 22 June 1932), one of the famous poets of India. He is counted among the best Brajbhasha poets of the modern era. He had good knowledge of ancient culture, medieval Hindi poetry, Urdu, Persian, English, Hindi, Ayurveda, music, astrology, and philosophy. He had done great literary service. Ratnakar was the last best poet of Brajbhasha poetry, is famous in modern Hindi literature as a powerful painter of experiences, a capable poet of Brajbhasha, and a unique commentator. He died on 22 June 1932 in Haridwar.

Bhadant Anand Kausalyan (5 January 1905 – 22 June 1988), a famous Buddhist monk, writer, and scholar of the Pali language. Throughout his life, he kept on promoting the national language Hindi. Bhadanta Ananda Kausalyayan was counted among the best active people of Buddhism in the twentieth century. He was the Prime Minister of ‘Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti’, Wardha for ten years. He was a strong supporter of the equality of the countrymen. He left home at the age of 21 and left for the country. Bhadanta died on 22 June 1988.

Kedarnath Agarwal (1 April 1911 – 22 June 2000), a prominent poet of the progressive poetry stream. His first collection of poetry ‘Yug ki Ganga’ was published in March 1947, before the independence of the country. This collection is a valuable document to understand the history of Hindi literature. Kedarnath Aggarwal has expressed the deep and comprehensive sensitivity of the common man’s life in his poets by considering Marxist philosophy as the basis of life. The democratic writings of the poet Kedarnath are completely a product of the sandy soil of India. That is why in his poems the fragrance of the land of India and the voice of faith is found. Kedarnath Agarwal died on 22 June 2000.

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Notable events on 22 June in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 22 June in World History are mentioned below:

22 June 1037 – Ibn Sina died on this day. Flourishing during the Islamic Golden Age, he was in the employ of the Samanid Empire. Avicenna’s remarkable contributions to philosophy and medicine earned him the title of the father of early modern medicine.

22 June 1555 – Emperor Humayun declared his son Akbar as his heir.

22 June 1593 – The Ottoman Turks (Ottomans) were defeated by a Christian collective in the Battle of Sisak.

22 June 1897 – the Chapekar brothers shot and killed the then-District Magistrate Walter Charles Rand in Pune.

22 June 1941 – In World War II, Germany invaded Soviet Russia on this day.

22 June 1946 – The first cricket test match between England and India began at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.

22 June 1957 – Soviet Russia launched the R-12 missile for the first time on this day.

22 June 1975 – Manoj Kumar Pandey, an Indian soldier, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

22 June 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways made its first flight from Heathrow Airport in London.

22 June 2002 – The earthquake in Iran killed more than 500 people.

22 June 2007 – Sunita Williams returned to earth with her team on this day.

22 June 2008 – Syed Fakir Hussain was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Central Advisory Board on Child Labour.

22 June 2008 – OPEC, the Organization of Producing and Exporting Countries, raised the price of oil to $137 a barrel.

22 June 2009 – The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century was visible in India.

22 June 2015 – Suicide attack on Afghanistan’s National Assembly building, all attackers were killed, 18 people were injured.

22 June 2015 Tama – a calico cat who served as the stationmaster of Kishi Station – died.

22 June 2016 – ISRO created history in space, launched 20 satellites.

22 June Historical Significance

The date of June 22nd holds a rich tapestry of historical events that have shaped the course of human history. On this day in 217 BC, the Battle of Raphia saw Ptolemy IV of Egypt triumph over Antiochus III of the Seleucid kingdom, while in 1633, the Catholic Church forced Galileo Galilei to renounce his heliocentric worldview under threat of the Inquisition. The year 1772 marked a significant moment for the abolitionist movement with the Somerset v Stewart case, which found slavery unsupported by English common law. Fast forward to 1941, June 22nd became a pivotal day in World War II history as Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, the largest military invasion of the time, against the Soviet Union. Each event, whether a battle that changed the balance of power or a court ruling that challenged societal norms, contributes to the intricate mosaic of our shared past, reminding us of the enduring impact of this particular date on global history.

Important Days of 22 June in History

Some of the Notable events on 22 June in History are mentioned below:

  • World Rainforest Day (Internationally celebrated): A day to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests.
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day (United States): A sweet day for indulging in the popular cream-filled pastry.
  • National Onion Rings Day (United States): Celebrating the crispy, golden snack enjoyed by many.
  • National Kissing Day (United Kingdom): A day to appreciate the simple pleasure of a kiss.
  • International Ragweed Day (Internationally celebrated): Recognizing the impact of ragweed on allergies and health.
  • Great American Backyard Campout (United States): Encouraging families to engage in outdoor activities and camping.
  • Global Smurfs Day (Internationally celebrated): Celebrating the beloved blue characters created by Peyo.