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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 20 July
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1807, 20th July: Nicephore Niepce was patented for the world’s first internal combustion engine
1903, 20th July: The Ford Motor Company shipped its first automobile
1908, 20th July: Establishment of the Bank of Baroda on the initiative of Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaikwad (III) of Baroda
1944, 20th July: World War II – Adolf Hitler survived a deadly attack by Klaus von Stauffenberg
1949, 20th July: The Israel-Syria Mixed Armistice Commission brokers the last of four ceasefire agreements to end the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
1951, 20th July: King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem
1960, 20th July: Sirimavo Bhandarnayake became the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka The world’s first elected female head of government
1969, 20th July: Apollo 11’s crew successfully made the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon six and a half hours later
1989, 20th July: Burma’s ruling junta put opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 20
356 BC: Alexander the Great, a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
1889: John Reith, a Scottish broadcasting executive
1919: Edmund Hillary, the first climber confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest
1921: Pandit Samta Prasad, an Indian classical musician and tabla player from the Benares Gharana
1929: Rajendra Kumar, an Indian film actor
1950: Naseeruddin Shah, an Indian film and stage actor
1988: Arunima Sinha, an Indian mountain climber, and sportswoman
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 20
1922: Andrey Markov, a Russian mathematician
1937: Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor, and electrical engineer
1965: Batukeshwar Dutt, an Indian revolutionary and independence fighter
1972: Geeta Dutt, a prominent Indian playback singer
1973: Bruce Lee, a Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher
2013: Khurshed Alam Khan, an Indian politician
2020: Bijay Mohanty, an Indian film actor of Odia Cinema
What happened in India on 20 July
Allau’d-din Khalji declared himself as King of Delhi after assissinating Jalal’ud-din Khalji. (19 0r 20).
Tulsidas, Mahakavi Saint, was born.
John Oldham, trader of mass, was murdered by Indians.
Portugal was taken over by Britishers.
Chhatrapati Sambhaji was throne.
Jankibai passed away in jail.
Krishna Kanta Handique, great linguist, educationist, principal of J.B. College and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Jorhat.
British to increase size of Royal Army in India.
First Partition of Bengal, which was proposed by Lord Curzon, was accepted by British Government’s Minister of India.
Mohammed Baqa Jilani Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936), was born in Jullandur.
Habibur Rehman Ebrahim Chowdhary, cricket Test Umpire for 4 tests from 1959-64, was born at Mumbai.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar established Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha.
Armistice for Indo-China signed.
Suez Canal nationalised by Gamal Abdul Nassar.
India’s biggest sheet-glass manufacturing factory formally opened in Hazaribagh, Bihar.
M. Hidayatullah became the first acting President of India.
Varahagiri Venkatagiri retired from the post of President.
Mira Behn (90), disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
India withdraws from Edinburgh Commonwealth Games.
GOI notifies restrictions on liberal import policy announced earlier. The restrictions will cut the import bill by about Rs. 1000 crore.
Tamil Nadu Bandh organised by Tamil Nadu Government to protest against the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka passes off peacefully.
Shanmugam, suspect in Rajiv murder case, found dead.
Chithira Tirunal Bala Rama Varma, former Maharaja of Travancore, passed away at the age of 78 years after a brief illness. His term as the descendant of the Chera dynasty saw many progressive reforms in the field of legislation, education and many more. He was hailed as “Ashoka the second”, and Gandhiji parised him as a “Historical wonder”.
British parliament ratifies the Indo-British extradition treaty.
Chander Mohan, son of Haryana CM Bhajanlal, wins the by-elections in the Kalka assembly constitutency by a margin of 61,800 votes.
Mr. Jaswant Singh, Prime Minister’s special envoy, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott discuss nuclear non-proliferation and security-related issues in New Delhi.
In a nationwide swoop, IT Department officials search the residences of cricketers Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and former ICC Chairman Jagmohan Dalmiya and recover incriminating documents.