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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
1/20/1684 Treaty between Marathas and Portuguese.
1/20/1817 Ram Mohun Roy started Hindu College in Calcutta with the help of Justice H. East David Hare. This college was later renamed as the Presidency College.
1/20/1871 Sir Ratanji Jamshedji Tata, famous Indian industrialist, was born.
1/20/1879 Raghunath Chaudhary, famous Assamia nature poet, was born.
1/20/1897 Gandhiji declines to prosecute assailants.
1/20/1898 Krishnarao Ganeshpant Fulanbrikar (Master Krishnarao), famous singer, actor and music director, was born.
1/20/1931 Saroj Kumari', a feature film produced by Mahavir Photoplays and Theatres Ltd., Secunderabad, was prohibited on January 20 on the grounds that it was ''sordid'' and ''revolting''.
1/20/1939 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, great Indian astronomer, was born.
1/20/1948 1. Bomb exploded near Birla House during a prayer meeting of Gandhi. 2. Three member UN Commission for investigation/mediation on Kashmir. 3. K.M. Cariappa succeeded Lieutenant General D. Rissell as the Army Commander, Delhi and East Punjab and was responsible for conducting the operation in Kashmir.
1/20/1949 Junagarh formally merged with Saurashtra.
1/20/1952 Vasant Patankar, famous Marathi writer, was born.
1/20/1957 South Africa banned Indian Cargo ships to dock at their Ports.
1/20/1957 First Indian Atomic Reactor ""Apsara"" at Trombay, Mumbai, was dedicated to the nation.
1/20/1959 Tej Bahadur Sapru passed away.
1/20/1972 Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura become states of Indian union. Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram become Union Territories. Assam's North East Frontier Agency (Nepha) was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh territory.
1/20/1988 Shiv Charan Mathur sworn in as CM of Rajasthan.
1/20/1988 Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, better known as Sarhadi Gandhi or Frointier Gandhi, passed away.
1/20/1990 Dr. Raja Ramanna sworn in Minister of State for Defence.
1/20/1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.
1/20/1993 Karnataka ministry expanded to include 27 more members; S.M. Krishna made Dy. CM.
1/20/1993 Captain Karamjeet Singh, first Pramveer Chakra Awardee, passed away.
1/20/1993 Bindeshwari Dube, former Chief Minister Bihar, passed away.
1/20/1994 Chinese film 'Farewell, My Concubine' and Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Vidheyan' adjudged best Foreign and Indian films in the 25th International Film Festival at Calcutta.
1/20/1995 Supreme Court orders closure of 84 industries in and around Taj Mahal in UP due to pollution.
1/20/1996 The Indian Army conducted United Nation Peacekeeping Keeping Operations in New Delhi from 20 to 26 Jan 1996, wherein delegates from UN HQ and 17 foreign countries of the Asia-Pacific region participated. The Under Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, was the chief guest.
1/20/1997 Indian Express launches its 18th edition from Belgaum.
1/20/1997 The third Test between India and South Africa ends in a draw in Johannesburg.
1/20/1999 Renowned playwright Girish Karnad is selected for the 1998 Jnanpith Award.
1/20/2000 J&K accepts the report of the State Autonomy committee tabled in the Assembly last year.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/1/1918Sir Edwin Lutyens was knighted in recognition of his quality of work at Delhi and his gratuitious services to the War Graves Commission.
9/30/2000India's Priyanka Chopra (18) wins the Miss World beauty pageant.
3/31/1996Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu in first innings to win Ranji Trophy.
3/14/1963Jainarain Vyas, freedom fighter, leader, social reformer, patriot and a noble son of India, passed away.
1/15/1888Saifuddin Kitchlew, freedom fighter and President of the Punjab, was born at Amritsar.
6/10/1890Sunday introduced as a weekly holiday.
9/1/1978Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, PVSM, became the Air Officer Commanding, India Command. He was in this office till 31/Aug/1981.
1/10/1912Prodosh Kusum Das Gupta, great artist and professor, was born at Dacca, Bangladesh.
11/21/1993India and South Africa sign a historic pact on re-establishing diplomatic and consular relations after a gap of 50 years.
10/11/1999Congress (I) Ministry under the leadership of Mukut Mithi is sworn-in in Arunachal Pradesh.