Top 5 Incidents from India and World History of 22 August – Chennai was founded by East India Company, First Geneva Convention, Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress, independence of the Baltic states  and many more

  • 1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, was founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
  • 1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts
  • 1894 – Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.
  • 1984 – R. Venkataraman was elected the Vice President of India (1984 -1987).
  • 1991 – Iceland is the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of the Baltic states. Baltic state is a geopolitical term, typically used to group the three sovereign states in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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