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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/20/1939 Ramakant Bhikaji Desai, cricketer - pace bowler for India in the 60s, was born in Bombay
6/20/1939 Muhammad of Bin Quasim (Kasim), Arabs, attacked on Sindh and captured it. Muhammad defeated and killed King Dahir, Hindu king, at Rawar.
6/20/1939 Akbar himself left Agra.
6/20/1756 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.
6/20/1858 Gwalior fort was captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially came to an end.
6/20/1869 Laxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum.
6/20/1873 Young Men Christian Association of India was established in Calcutta.
6/20/1897 Ratnakant Barkakti, famous Assamia poet, was born.
6/20/1911 Dattatray Purushottam Karmarkar, veteran freedom fighter and former cabinet minister, died.
6/20/1916 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.
6/20/1918 K.K. Singh, politician and social worker, was born at Agra.
6/20/1921 Tilak University was established.
6/20/1939 Ramakant Bhikaji Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in the 60s), was born in Bombay.
6/20/1946 Gandhiji attends Working Committee meeting from 20-21 June.
6/20/1946 Kashmir authorities arrest President-elect Nehru for refusing to obey an order banning him from the state.
6/20/1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union.
6/20/1957 Govindrao Burhanpurkar, famous harmonium player, died.
6/20/1972 Paras Laxmikant Mhambrey, great Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996), was born in Bombay.
6/20/1979 Renedy Singh, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Manipur.
6/20/1985 The Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian decoration, was presented to Mother Teresa by President Ronald Reagan.
6/20/1987 Dr. Salim Ali, internationally renowned expert of birds, died at Bombay.
6/20/1992 CPM decides to back Dr. Sharma.
6/20/1992 Carnatic musician Maharajapuram Santhanam died in a car accident in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.
6/20/1992 The JD and the NF choose former Lok Sabha Dy Speaker Prof. G. G. Swell as the Presidential candidate.
6/20/1993 Harshad Mehta's senior counsel Ram Jethmalani asks JPC to summon the PM and allow cross-examination.
6/20/1994 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.
6/20/1995 B.R. Verma was made pro-tem Speaker by Governor by invoking Article 180 (1).
6/20/1995 Mayavati Government wins vote of confidence.
6/20/1996 Govt. of India declares at Geneva conference on 'Global Ban On Nuclear Testing' that it won't sign the CTBT.
6/20/1997 Basu Bhattacharya (65), film-maker, died in Mumbai.
6/20/1997 Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan starts in Islamabad.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/24/1968The second Indian-made rocket 'Menaka' successfully launched at the Thumba station.
3/22/1907Perturbed by a new law restricting Asiatic immigrants, Mohandas Gandhi, a young Indian attorney now living in South Africa, organized a campaign of civil disobedience to resist the statute popular bill passed by the new Boer government of the Transvaal Colony. The Asiatic Registration Bill was considered by Gandhi unjust and discriminatory to the large Chinese and Indian populations. However, the government expressed the belief that the ordinance was popular. ""Over 90 percent of the white people thoroughly approve of it,"" said Sir Gilbert Parker, a Conservative member of Parliament.
1/29/1912Judge A.N. Ray, Chief Justice and Supreme Court of India, was born.
1/25/1989Congress-I ministry headed by S. C. Jamir assumes office in Nagaland.
11/8/1988Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' awarded 1988 Whitbread Prize.
11/6/1930First Round Table Conference held at London.
12/13/1978Sayyed Avid Husain, litterateur and Padmabhushan awardee, passed away.
7/28/1939Tarun Ram Phookun, great lawyer, orator, eminent writer and President of the Assam Chhatra Sammelan in 1928, passed away.
8/14/1947Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania was appinted as the Chief Justice of India. He was in this office till 05/11/1951.
8/4/1936Indian Government Act was approved by the king.