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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
6/20/1997Nizam Shah became the Sultan of Dehli.
11/7/1936Chandrakant Devtale, famous Hindi poet, was born.
1/26/2000Mr. K. Vadivel Raj gets the 1999 Kabir Puraskar for rescuing 11 persons of another community during caste violence in September 1998 in a village in Tamil Nadu.
1/26/2000Rana Sanga of Mewar, who had built up an extensive and powerful kingdom over the central and western regions of Northern India, passed away. Mughal Emperor Babur captured Chanderi Fort from Medini Rai, Rana Sangram Singh one of the Lieutenants.
1/1/1987United Nations General Assembly announced this year to be observed as the ""International Year of Shelter for the Homeless"". (5-10-87).
3/16/1997Saidian Shafi, correspondent, Ankhon Dekhi', TV news magazine, and his personal security officer killed by militants in Srinagar.
1/6/1996CBI identifies two key figures - Satyanarayana Gauda and Daya Manikam Anand - in Purulia arms drop case.
12/25/1763Suraj Mal Jat, Maharaja of Bharatpur, was killed by Najib-ud -Daulah s troops.
10/21/1998Ajit alias Hamid Ali Khan (76), Hindi film actor, dies in Hyderabad.
12/28/1974Pandit Hiralal Shastri, great social worker, leader and first Chief Minister of Rajasthan State, died.