October 22: Launch of Chandrayaan 1, Know about this Day

Do you know about the First Modern world’s Parachute Jump? Go through this blog to know about it.

Ashfaqulla Khan was a revolutionary man who became a martyr and a legend among his people due to his love for the motherland, his clear thinking, unshakeable courage, firmness, and loyalty. Take a look at the blog to know about him and many other facts about October 22.

History – India

2008 ~ Launch of Chandrayaan 1 


(PSLV C11 carrying Chandrayaan-1)

Chandrayaan-1 was the main Indian lunar test under the Chandrayaan program. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization in 2008 and worked until August 2009 by including a lunar orbiter and an impactor. India launched the shuttle utilizing a PSLV-XL rocket on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Center, at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The mission was a significant lift to India’s space program, as India investigated and built up its own innovation so as to investigate the Moon. The vehicle was embedded into the lunar circle on 8 November 2008 at last.

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1900 ~ Birth Anniversary of Ashfaqulla Khan 

Ashfaqulla Khan

Ashfaqulla Khan (22 October 1900 – 19 December 1927)was a freedom fighter in the Indian independence movement. He grew up at a time when Mahatma Gandhi had launched the non-cooperation movement and urged Indians not to pay taxes to the government or co-operate with the British. On 9 August 1925, Ashfaqulla Khan with other revolutionaries, looted the train in Kakori near Lucknow, carrying British government money which was actually the tax of Indian people. The British government hanged him on December 19, 1927, for the Kakori train loot.

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1797 ~The first-ever Parachute Jump 

 first Parachute Jump

(Balloonist Andre Jaques Garnerin)

Two-hundred and twenty years ago today, on 22 October 1797, pioneering balloonist Andre Jacques Garnerin became the modern world’s first successful parachutist. He jumped over the height of 3,000ft above the ground and further he went on to 200 parachute jumps, including one in England from 8,000ft. Garnerin’s wife, Jeanne Genevieve Garnerin also became the first woman to make a parachute jump. She jumped from 3,000ft (900m) on 12 October 1799.

1968 ~ Apollo 7 Landed on Earth

apollo 7

(A Glimpse of Apollo 7)


Apollo 7 was the first maintained spaceflight of the Apollo program that went into space. The group of Wally Schirra, Don Eisele, and Walter Cunningham went through almost 11 days in space as they circled Earth and tried out the order module rocket that was intended to bring people securely to the moon and back once more. The mission was launched on Oct. 11, 1968, by NASA and arrived back on earth on October 22, 1968. Apollo 7 was basically an experimental drill for a monitored rocket. After Apollo 1, three automated dispatches assigned Apollo 4, 5, and 6 had tried the Saturn rockets, the lunar module, and the order module.


1883 ~ Inauguration of Metropolitan Opera House New York 

(Opera House of Newyork)

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened on October 22, 1883, with an exhibition of Gounod’s “Faust.” The Metropolitan Opera Company was just ready to perform for nine seasons before a fire pulverized the structure in August of 1892. Presently known as “the Old Met,” the structure at 39th and Broadway was reconstructed and resumed in 1893, where the Metropolitan Opera Company performed for the following 73 years.

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