Saturday, December 22, 2012

Today in Indian History (22nd December)

  • Today is the 125th birth anniversary of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. His birthday is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India.    Ramanujan was born to a poor family on December 22, 1887 in Erode in Tamil Nadu. The maths genius died at the age of 33. 
  • On 22nd December 1851, the first train carrying the construction material ran in India at Roorkee.
  • Cyclone hits South India and Sri Lanka on 22nd December in 1964.  Dhanuskodi, a small town at the southern tip of the Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu, was completely devastated and submerged by the cyclone, resulting inn the killing of killing of more than 300 people. 
  • Sarada Devi, philosopher and wife of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, was born on 22nd December, 1853. Ramakrishna was the guru of famous spiritual leader of India, Vivekananda.
  • December 22, 1939 was declared as the “Day of Deliverance" by Muslim League to celebrate the resignation of the Congress ministries in the Provinces to protest over the Indian people not having been consulted over Viceroy Linlithgow ‘s decision to declare India’s entry into the World War II.


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