Today in India and World History on November 22

November is the eleventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. The month kept its original name from the Latin novem meaning “nine” which marked it the 9th month of the year in the Roman calendar.

According to Gregory calendar, November 22 is the day number 326 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 327. November 22 has its own special significance in India and world history.

November was named during a time when the calendar year began with March, which is why its name no longer corresponds with its placement in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on November 22. Read on to know more about this day.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

List of Important Historical events of 22nd November:

  • 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to his first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1517: After the death of Alexander Lodhi, his son Abraham Lodi became the ruler of Delhi.
  • 1707: Prince Johann Willem Friso was sworn in as Viceroy of Friesland.
  • 1707: Prince Johann Willem Friso was sworn in as Viceroy of Friesland.
  • 1714: King Karel XII was released from Turkish captivity to return to Sweden.
  • 1718: Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood sent a Royal Navy contingent to North Carolina, citing a violation of the amnesty agreement with Blackbeard, where he battled Blackbeard and his crew at Oakrock Inlet. Blackbeard killed in action.
  • 1718: Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, died on the banks of the Sipra at Ujjain.
  • 1739: Jenkins’ War: The Battle of Porto Bello: British maritime armies attacked the Spanish Ponmanian silver exporting city of Portobello.
  • 1808: Thomas Cook, founder of the world’s famous travel company Thomas Cook & Sons, was born.
  • 1830: Charles Gray became Prime Minister of Britain.
  • 1877: Thomas Edison invented the gramophone. For this, he worked for 7 years.
  • 1877: The first college lacrosse game was played between New York University and Manhattan College.
  • 1906: International radio telecommunications code was adopted, SOS service was introduced for emergencies.
  • 1926: Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1933: The Fujian People’s Government was declared in the city of Fujian, China.
  • 1935: Flying boat “China Clipper” takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • 1939: Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was born.
  • 1955: Colonel Tom Parker Elvis Presley signed to RCA Records.
  • 1963: US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas
  • 1967: The Security Council of the United Nations passed resolution 242 regarding Palestine.
  • 1968: The proposal to change the name of Madras State to Tamil Nadu received approval from the Lok Sabha.
  • 1969: Isolation of a single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University
  • 1975: Juan Colors became king of Spain.
  • 1977: British Airways regularly inaugurated supersonic Concorde service from London to New York City.
  • 1986: Mike Tyson won his first boxing title by defeating Trevor Barbic in Las Vegas.
  • 1992: In Assam, a bomb blast on a bus by Bodo militants killed 27 people.
  • 1997: Diana Hayden won the world beauty title.
  • 2005: Angela Merkel of Germany’s CDU Party became the first woman Chancellor of Germany.
  • 2008: Eminent Hindi poet Kunwar Narayan was selected for the 2005 Jnanpith Award.

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