Ajax Loader On This Day | 22 October

On this day:

1779: French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin becomes the First Person to Jump With a Parachute

1884: International Meridian Conference Adopts Greenwich, England as initial longitudinal meridian

2008: India Launches its First Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-1

Born on this day:

1811: Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist, composer

1870: Ivan Bunin, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate

Gone on this day:

1954: Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet

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