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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
07/20/1296 Allau'd-din Khalji declared himself as King of Delhi after assissinating Jalal'ud-din Khalji. (19 0r 20).
07/20/1531 Tulsidas, Mahakavi Saint, was born.
07/20/1636 John Oldham, trader of mass, was murdered by Indians.
07/20/1654 Portugal was taken over by Britishers.
07/20/1680 Chhatrapati Sambhaji was throne.
07/20/1829 Jankibai passed away in jail.
07/20/1898 Krishna Kanta Handique, great linguist, educationist, principal of J.B. College and Padma Bhushan awardee, was born at Jorhat.
07/20/1903 British to increase size of Royal Army in India.
07/20/1905 First Partition of Bengal, which was proposed by Lord Curzon, was accepted by British Government's Minister of India.
07/20/1911 Mohammed Baqa Jilani Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936), was born in Jullandur.
07/20/1916 Habibur Rehman Ebrahim Chowdhary, cricket Test Umpire for 4 tests from 1959-64, was born at Mumbai.
07/20/1924 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar established Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha.
07/20/1954 Armistice for Indo-China signed.
07/20/1955 Suez Canal nationalised by Gamal Abdul Nassar.
07/20/1957 India's biggest sheet-glass manufacturing factory formally opened in Hazaribagh, Bihar.
07/20/1969 M. Hidayatullah became the first acting President of India.
07/20/1969 Varahagiri Venkatagiri retired from the post of President.
07/20/1982 Mira Behn (90), disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
07/20/1986 India withdraws from Edinburgh Commonwealth Games.
07/20/1990 GOI notifies restrictions on liberal import policy announced earlier. The restrictions will cut the import bill by about Rs. 1000 crore.
07/20/1990 Tamil Nadu Bandh organised by Tamil Nadu Government to protest against the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka passes off peacefully.
07/20/1991 Shanmugam, suspect in Rajiv murder case, found dead.
07/20/1991 Chithira Tirunal Bala Rama Varma, former Maharaja of Travancore, passed away at the age of 78 years after a brief illness. His term as the descendant of the Chera dynasty saw many progressive reforms in the field of legislation, education and many more. He was hailed as ""Ashoka the second"", and Gandhiji parised him as a ""Historical wonder"".
07/20/1993 British parliament ratifies the Indo-British extradition treaty.
07/20/1993 Chander Mohan, son of Haryana CM Bhajanlal, wins the by-elections in the Kalka assembly constitutency by a margin of 61,800 votes.
07/20/1998 Mr. Jaswant Singh, Prime Minister's special envoy, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott discuss nuclear non-proliferation and security-related issues in New Delhi.
07/20/2000 In a nationwide swoop, IT Department officials search the residences of cricketers Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and former ICC Chairman Jagmohan Dalmiya and recover incriminating documents.


Other Historical Dates and Events
04/30/1863Naval Force East India Comapny was merged with the British Naval Fleet.
09/23/1965The Indian Army secured the Kashmir Valley and the only object left was to clean out the remnants of the Gibraltar Force. Under the guidance of United Nations, the cease-fire came into effect.
06/21/1576Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
11/15/1817Battle of Yerwada.
06/12/2000The Government appointed S. K. Mahajan of Delhi High Court as the chairman of the one-man tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there was sufficient cause for declaring LTTE as unlawful.
01/01/1879Edward M Forster, English novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), was born.
01/06/1992Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* vs Australia at the SCG.
12/13/1947Nicholas Raerich, great philosopher, master-artist, prolific writer, scientist, educator, designer, poet, humanitarian, explorer, leader and social worker, died at Naggar, Kulu.
10/24/2000Sitaram Kesri (81), former Congress President, died at the AIIMS in New Delhi.
01/05/1995PM gives valedictory address at the 8th World Tamil Conference in Madurai.