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Today in History India 20 June

Today in History India

Check out below about Today in History India 20 June in Indian history or June 20 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 20 June in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on June 20

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1837, 20th June: Victoria became Queen of England.

1840, 20th June: Samuel Morse received the patent for the telegraph.

1887, 20th June: Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opened in Bombay (now Mumbai).

1985, 20th June: Mother Teresa was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the then President Ronald Reagan.

1990, 20th June: A magnitude 7.4 earthquake shook Iran, killing at least 50,000 people and injuring 150,000.

1990, 20th June: Asteroid Eureka was discovered.

2001, 20th June: Pervez Musharraf became President of Pakistan.

2003, 20th June: The Wikimedia Foundation was founded.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 20.

1869: Laxmanrao Kirloskar, an Indian businessman. 

1915: Terence Young, a British film director, and screenwriter.

1939: Ramakant Desai, former Indian cricketer.

1952: Vikram Seth, an Indian novelist, and poet.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 20.

1668: Heinrich Roth, a missionary and pioneering Sanskrit scholar.

1837: William IV, King of the United Kingdom.                           

1917: James Mason Crafts, an American chemist.

1987: Salim Ali, an Indian ornithologist and naturalist.

What happened in India on 20 June

20-June-712
Muhammad of Bin Quasim (Kasim), Arabs, attacked on Sindh and captured it. Muhammad defeated and killed King Dahir, Hindu king, at Rawar.

20-June-1574
Akbar himself left Agra.

20-June-1756
A group of British soldiers along with Halvel were imprisoned by some rebellions in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the “Black Hole of Calcutta.” Most of them died here.

20-June-1858
Gwalior fort was captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially came to an end.

20-June-1869
Laxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum.

20-June-1873
Young Men Christian Association of India was established in Calcutta.

20-June-1897
Ratnakant Barkakti, famous Assamia poet, was born.

20-June-1911
Dattatray Purushottam Karmarkar, veteran freedom fighter and former cabinet minister, died.

20-June-1916
Sreemati Nathibai Damodher Thackersey (SNDT) Indian Women’ s University, first women’s and the fifth Indian University, was established in Pune by D.K. Karve.

20-June-1918
K.K. Singh, politician and social worker, was born at Agra.

20-June-1921
Tilak University was established.

20-June-1939
Ramakant Bhikaji Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in the 60s), was born in Bombay.

20-June-1946
Gandhiji attends Working Committee meeting from 20-21 June.

20-June-1946
Kashmir authorities arrest President-elect Nehru for refusing to obey an order banning him from the state.

20-June-1948
Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union.

20-June-1957
Govindrao Burhanpurkar, famous harmonium player, died.

20-June-1972
Paras Laxmikant Mhambrey, great Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996), was born in Bombay.

20-June-1979
Renedy Singh, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Manipur.

20-June-1985
The Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian decoration, was presented to Mother Teresa by President Ronald Reagan.

20-June-1987
Dr. Salim Ali, internationally renowned expert of birds, died at Bombay.

20-June-1992
CPM decides to back Dr. Sharma.

20-June-1992
Carnatic musician Maharajapuram Santhanam died in a car accident in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

20-June-1992
The JD and the NF choose former Lok Sabha Dy Speaker Prof. G. G. Swell as the Presidential candidate.

20-June-1993
Harshad Mehta’s senior counsel Ram Jethmalani asks JPC to summon the PM and allow cross-examination.

20-June-1994
Anti-Pakistan slogans rent the air in Jammu & Kashmir against the killing of Quazi Nissar Ahmed, Mirwaiz of South Kashmir and a famous religious Kashmiri leader who was gunned down by Pak-aided terrorists.

20-June-1995
B.R. Verma was made pro-tem Speaker by Governor by invoking Article 180 (1).

20-June-1995
Mayavati Government wins vote of confidence.

20-June-1996
Govt. of India declares at Geneva conference on ‘Global Ban On Nuclear Testing’ that it won’t sign the CTBT.

20-June-1997
Basu Bhattacharya (65), film-maker, died in Mumbai.

20-June-1997
Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan starts in Islamabad.

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