Thursday, August 28, 2014

22 August - History and Importance of the Day

1559 - Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic

1639 - Madras (now Chennai), India, was founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.

1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament

1770 - James Cook's expedition landed on the east coast of Australia.

1787 - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton

1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution began under voodoo priest Boukman

1849 - The first air raid in history; Austria launched pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.

1864 - An agreement was signed at the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field. Geneva, 22 August 1864. 16 states attended the convention.
150th anniversary was celebrated on 22 August 2014.

1894 - Mahatma Gandhi formed the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

1901 - Cadillac Motor Company was founded.

1910 - Japan annexed Korea.

Important History Events of 22 August - Video



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