On 22 December in South Asian history

ON 22 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 22, 2018

1666: Birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru and poet who died on October 7, 1708
http://www.sikh-history.com/sikhhist/gurus/nanak10.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22nd-december-1666-guru-gobind-singh-the-tenth-sikh-guru-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4hgtEpNXoE

1851: The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India

1853: Birth of Sarada Devi, Indian philosopher, who died on July 21, 1920
http://www.belurmath.org/srisaradadevi.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SNaGdpV1c4

1887: Birth of Srinavasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician, who died on 26 April 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinivasa_Ramanujan

1914: Birth of Swami Satchidananda, Yogi and Spiritual teacher who died on August 19, 2002
http://www.biographyonline.net/spiritual/satchidananda/
http://www.swamisatchidananda.org/

1939: Indian Muslims observe a “Day of Deliverance” to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with Britain.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Deliverance_(India)

1971: Sheik Mujibur Rahman is freed and becomes Bangladesh’s Prime Minister
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P035

1980: Split in the Afghan Islamic Alliance between moderates and fundamentalits

2001: President Burhanuddin Rabbani, leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power to the interim government headed by Hamid Karzai



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