Ajax Loader On This Day | 22 August

On this day:

1639 Madras founded by the British East India Company on sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers

1894 Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

1963 Joseph A Walker becomes the first person to enter space twice

Born on this day:

1893 Dorothy Parker, American poet, writer

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