Important Events Of November – 22

Important Events Of November - 22
Important Events Of November - 22

November 22 – Go For A Ride Day

  • Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hope on your bike, into your car, or simply get your walking boots out of storage and go on a trip. November 22nd has seen various developments of the transportation industry since as early as 1904, making Go For a Ride Day a celebration of not only cars, but any mode of transportation that strikes your fancy.

M. G. K. Menon Memorial Day


  • He was born on August 28, 1928 in India.


  • He is an Physicist and policy maker from India.
  • He had a prominent role in the development of science and technology in India over four decades.
  • One of his most important contributions was nurturing the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai which his mentor Homi Jai Bhabha founded in 1945.
  • He under took experiments with cosmic rays to explore the properties of fundamental particles.
  • M.G.K. Menon was the chairman of ISRO in 1972.
  • He was a member of the Planning Commission in 1982–1989.
  • Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister in 1986–1989 and Vice-President Council of Scientific & Industrial Research(CSIR) in 1989–1990.
  • He was elected as a member of parliament(Rajya Sabha) during 1990–96.
  • Then V.P. Singh appointed him as the minister of state for science and technology and education in 1989.


  • Padma Shri award – 1961
  • Padma Bhushan Award – 1968
  • Padma Vibhushan Award – 1985
  • Royal Society Bello-1970
  • The asteroid 7564 Gokumenon was named in his honour in late 2008.


  • He died on November 22, 2016.


  • 1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
  • 1935 – The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service connecting Alameda,California with Manila.(This event reached Manila with 110,000 posters on November 29).
  • 2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
  • 2005 – The X-Box 360 video game engine released.
  • 2007 – The Government of Sri Lanka banned the Tamil Rehabilitation Association.


  • 1830 – Jalkaribai,Indian freedom fighter
  • 1904 – Louis Neel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate.
  • 1968 – Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic-Canadian computer scientist and programmer, created PHP.


  1. 1774 – Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire.
  2. 1963 – John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States
  3. 1967 – Chidambaranathan Chettiar,Tamil scholar and Linguists from Tamilnadu.

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