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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
1/27/1931Mahatma Gandhi was released from jail, ending eight months of imprisonment for his campaign of civil disobedience against British rule. To avoid demonstrations, Gandhi was released late in the evening from the Yerovda jail and put on a night train to Bombay. There was hope in British circles that the release of Gandhi would end the strife and lead to discussions of dominion status. Gandhi made clear, however, that he would persist in his civil disobedience campaign.
5/26/1948First ever trade agreement with Pakistan.
5/30/1955Narayan Malhar Joshi, father of Indian Worker's Movement, passed away.
5/17/1857Bahadhur Shah II declared as the emperor of India.
8/16/1991Indian Airliner Boeing 737 crashes in Manipur's Churachandpur district killing all 69 aboard.
11/20/1999Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, senior journalist `Cho' Ramaswamy, eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman and veteran RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
8/13/1954Nehru says dispute over Portuguese colonies in India must be settled peacefully.
1/24/1948Australia all out 674 vs India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*).
6/15/1949Uloor S. Parmeswara Iyer, famous poet, writer, editor and literature, died. He was 72.
2/9/1917Homi Talyarkhan, great politician, was born.