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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Iltutmish, father of Radiya Sultan, died in Delhi.
4/20/1887 Padmabhushan Jemini Roy, famous painter, was born.
4/20/1888 246 reported killed by an hail storm in Moradabad, India.
4/20/1914 Gopinath Mahanti, famous Oriya novelist and Gyanpeeth awardee, was born.
4/20/1930 The Viceroy imposes an ordinance for the suppression of terrorism, following a series of attacks.
4/20/1938 Bhartacharya Chintamanrao Vinayak Vaidya, omnicient research scientist and expert of Marathi and English languages, passed away.
4/20/1954 Panchsheel agreement between China and India.
4/20/1960 Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, passed away.
4/20/1965 First Indian team led by M. S. Kohli ascends the Everest.
4/20/1971 Air India started Boing 707 Jumbo Jet flight between Bombay and London.
4/20/1971 India won Cricket Test Rubber' for the first time after defeating West Indies Cricket Team.
4/20/1973 Rioting over food shortages ends after three days in Nagpur.
4/20/1989 R. S. Pathak, Chief Justice of India, elected to the World Court.
4/20/1989 Launching of IRBM `Agni' fails.
4/20/1989 President's rule imposed in Karnataka.
4/20/1991 Ganesh Sadashiv Bhat, famous Marathi film director and President's Award winner of 1963, passed away.
4/20/1992 U. K. Kanitkar, famous scientist, and professor, passed away.
4/20/1993 Jharkhand Movement suspends its 36-days old economic blockade.
4/20/1997 Sheri Bamboat and Hamshad Bamboat win National sea-bird sailing title.
4/20/2000 A full bench of the Madras High Court quashes the Tamil Nadu Government order making Tamil (or mother tongue) as the compulsory medium of instruction in all schools in the State up to Standard V.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/27/1992India signs Friendship Treaty with Ukraine.
5/25/1979Commercial Unity Day started.
1/3/1922Kirat Chothairam Babani, versatile Sindhi Writer and Journalist, was born.
4/16/1976The govt. announces its new birth-control program to curb population growth.
7/19/1987Rajiv Gandhi,Congress President, expels V.P. Singh from Congress and orders probe into Ajitabh Bachhan's property abroad.
11/3/1900Sagarmal Gopa, freedom fighter, was born.
6/25/1997USA & India sign a new bilateral treaty for the extradition of fugitive offenders.
9/28/1924In penance for riots, Gandhi, on hunger strike in Delhi, proclaimed he would break his fast only at death.
8/16/1946Hindus and Muslims riot in Calcutta. 90 people lost their lives and other 900 were hurt. The Muslim League observed a ""Direct Action Day"" and announced its withdrawal of support from all plans.
6/6/1962General Election ( 3rd) of India ends.