Check out below about Today in History India 20 May in Indian history or May 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 May 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 May 20
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1540, 20th May: Photographer Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
1873, 20th May: Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented blue jeans with copper buttons.
1891, 20th May: Thomas Edison demonstrated the prototype of the kinetoscope.
1902, 20th May: Cuba gained independence from the United States.
1948, 20th May: Chiang Kai-shek elected the first President of the Republic of China.
1996, 20th May: Former Union Finance Minister Manmohan Singh was awarded the Honest Man of the Year award for his outstanding work in improving the country’s economy.
2019, 20th May: The International System of Units (SI): The base units were redefined, making the international prototype of the kilogram obsolete.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 20
1850: Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, an Indian-Marathi writer.
1851: Emil Berliner, a German-American inventor.
1900: Sumitranandan Pant, an Indian poet.
1944: Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder and 49% owner of the Red Bull energy drink company.
1977: Anjum Chopra, a former Indian cricketer.
1983: Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, also known as Jr NTR, an Indian film actor.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 20
1506: Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, and navigator.
1766: Malhar Rao Holkar, a subhedar of the Maratha Empire.
1932: Bipin Chandra Pal, an Indian nationalist, writer, orator, social reformer, and Indian independence movement activist.
1994: Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India.
2012: Leela Dube, an Indian renowned anthropologist, and feminist scholar.