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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
4/27/1857Jamshedji Framji Madan ( J. F. Madan ), founder of India's first Cinema Hall - 'Elphinstone Palace' at Calcutta, Madan & Co. and Parsi Theatrical Company, was born.
11/14/1681East India Company declared Bengal as a seperate presidency.
1/29/1975West Indies won the fifth test against India after winning the exciting cricket series 3-2.
1/15/1988Narendra Hirwani makes a world record by capturing 16 West Indies wickets on Test debut at Chidambaram Stadium in Madras.
4/26/1991Syed Shahabuddin filed nominations for two seats as a candidate of two different parties within 24 hours.
8/13/1928Nationalists issue a draft constitution calling for dominion status and a two-chamber parliament.
4/8/1937R. Gundurao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior leader of Indira Congress, was born.
1/15/1919Ahmed Mohammad Mamsa, cricket Test Umpire for 6 tests from 1963-73, was born at Mumbai.
4/3/1857Queen Victoria declared as Queen of India also.
1/21/1983R. D. Katari, the first Indian Admiral of Indian Army, passed away.