Check out below about Today in History India 20 March in Indian history or March 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 March 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.
Today’s Historical Events on March 20
World Sparrow Day & International Astrology Day
1602: Establishment of the Dutch East India Company.
1854: The Republican Party of America formed.
1739: Nadir Shah plundered Mayurasana and Navratna from Delhi and sent them to Iran.
1904: C. F. Andrews came to India to join the freedom movement with Mahatma Gandhi.
1915: Albert Einstein introduced ‘the theory of relativity’.
1956: Tunisia gained independence from France.
2015: A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a super moon all occur on the same day.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on March 20
1615: Dara Shikoh, the eldest son and heir-apparent of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
1828: Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright and theatre director.
1926: Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of Rajasthan Patrika.
1950: Savitri Devi Jindal, an Indian businesswoman.
1952: Anand Amritraj, a former Indian tennis player, and businessman.
1966: Alka Yagnik, an Indian playback singer.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on March 20
1351: Muhammad bin Tughluq, the Sultan of Delhi.
1413: Henry IV, King of England.
1925: Lord Curzon, former Viceroy of India.
2014: Khushwant Singh, an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist, and politician.
What happened in India on 20 March
Muhammad Tughluq Shah II passed away at Sindh.
United East India Company of the Netherlands i.e. Dutch East India Company was chartered by States-General of Holland. During its 96-year history, it became one of the world’s most powerful companies.
Colonel James Tod, author and researcher of Rajput history, was born.
Charles Freer Andrews came to India as a Christian Missionary and joined the staff of St. Stephen’s College in Delhi.
Usha Mehta, freedom fighter, was born at Satara. Her name is closely attached with freedom movement via Bombay Radio, as she and Babubhai Prasad and Vitthalbhai Zaveri founded this Radio and started motivating people of India with their telecasts.
Dr. P. C. Alexander, Governor of Maharashtra, was born.
Marquess Curzon of Kedleston died this morning at age 66 from complications following an operation. Long a kingpin of the Conservative party, Lord Curzon spent 40 years in public life, serving as Viceroy and Governor General of India and, at the end of his career, as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Though he came close to becoming prime minister in 1923, his aristocratic past militated against him in an era which nominated leaders from the House of Commons. He twice wed US women and enjoyed fame as an author of books about politics and his own travels.
For the first time in the history of the competition, Scotland beats England for rugby’s Calcutta Cup in London.
England beat Scotland at Murrayfield for the first time for Soccer’s Calcutta Cup, International Championship and Triple Crown, UK.
Madanlal Udhouram Sharma, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70’s), was born in Amritsar.
Anand Armitraj, great Indian tennis player (Brother of Vijay), was born.
For the first time, officials of the Indian government confirmed reports of widespread resistance to the Chinese occupying forces in Tibet. Open warfare erupted in the capital city of Lhasa.
Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 vs New Zealand at Delhi.
Establishment of Muslim Satyashodhak Samaj.
General Election (6th) of India ends. First time Indian National Congress Party lost in India.
Simultaneous polls in Tamil Nadu.
Satyajit Ray, veteran film producer and director, was presented the ‘Bharat Ratna’ Award at Calcutta.
Kondapally Seetaramaiah, founder of the Peoples War Group of Naxalities in Andhra Pradesh, arrested.
Memon brothers, the prime suspects in the Bombay bomb blasts, escape from Dubai.
Pakistan closes down its consulate in Bombay.
Greek instrumental composer Yanni Chryssomallis’s ‘Freedom Concert’ held at the Taj, Agra.
Maharashtra (like H.P.) proposes to make carrying for aged parents mandatory.
Rajesh Kumar Singh, CPI(ML) leader, is shot at Pandeypur village in Patna.
Unidentified militants gun down 35 Sikhs in the south Kashmir village of Chatti Singhpora in one of the worst incidents of violence in the State.