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22-May-1545

Sher Shah Sur died. He was fatally wounded in an explosion on Kalanjara fort while preparing for an attack. He introduced the new silver rupee-coin "Rupiya" based on ratio of 40 copper coin pieces (paisa) per rupee and built several roads including the longest road of India known as Grand Trunk Road (now Natioinal Highway-2).

22-May-1772

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, great social reformer, lawyer and politician and founder of Brahmo Samaj, was born at Radhanagar in Hooghly district, Bengal.

22-May-1917

Suniti Chaudhary, revolutionary freedom fighter, was born at Kumilla. She was one of the accused in the famous Chargaon ammunition plot and assassination of General Lemen, Inspector General of Dhaka.

22-May-1927

Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mo. Usman, leader in Maharashtra, was born.

22-May-1927

M. S. Shivsankaraiyah, cricket test umpire for 3 tests from 1974-77, was born at Andhra Pradesh.

22-May-1936

Lord Brabourne laid the foundation stone of Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.

22-May-1940

Erapalli Anantrao Srinivasarao Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners, Right-arm Off-break Bowler), was born at Bangalore. He is also the receipent of Arjun Award (1968) and Padmashree (1970).

22-May-1953

Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Darjeeling and Edmund Hillary of New Zealand were the first to conquer the Mount Everest (World).

22-May-1961

Jnanpeeth Award was instituted and the first award was given in 1965. This award is given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. The award carries a cash price of Rs 2.5 lakh, a citation and a bronze momento.

22-May-1963

Rohini, Glider, became the first to successfully fly at Kanpur.

22-May-1970

Vijayanand Patnaik established political party `Utkar Congress'.

22-May-1989

IRBM 'Agni' Missile launched successfully from Chandipur, Orissa.

22-May-1991

Elections scheduled to be held on 23, 26 deferred to 12, 15 of June.

22-May-1991

Sonia unanimously elected Congress President by the Working Committee. She, however, declined the offer.

22-May-1991

Shripad Amrit Dange, veteran communist leader, passed away.

22-May-1992

India launches its 'Agni' rocket.

22-May-1993

Karnataka special task force guns down Veerappan's brother and righthand man Arjunan.

22-May-1993

Congress (I) suffers reverses in the by-elections.

22-May-1996

11th Lok Sabha's first session begins.

22-May-1996

Ravi Shastri appointed UNICEF's national ambassador for children.

22-May-1996

United Front prime ministerial candidate H.D. Deve Gowda unanimously elected leader of the Front's parliamentary party.

22-May-1997

At least 40 persons are killed and over 300 injured in an earthquake which hit Jabalpur city.

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