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Important events of history that took place in India and elsewhere on today’s date.

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22 July

🇮🇳 In India
1947 The National Flag of India was adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly.
1981 Apple, India's first geostationary satellite, started functioning.
2012 Pranab Mukherjee is elected 13th President of India.
2019 India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon.
🌎 Elsewhere
1598 William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material.
1894 The first automobile race takes place between Paris and Rouen, France.
1933 Wiley Hardeman Post, American aviator, became the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He covered 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes.
1977 Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research.

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