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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Akbar responded with alacrity and arrived at Ahmadabad and made adequate arrangements for its administration.
11/20/1760 Phattesingh Bhosle passed away.
11/20/1859 Elfinstone, Governor of Bombay Province and historian, passed away.
11/20/1888 Gurunath Bewoor, director general, was born at Bewoor village, district Bijapur.
11/20/1902 Gandhiji returned to South Africa at the request of the Indian community and revived the Indians against Anti-Asian Laws.
11/20/1907 Railroad workers strike in India.
11/20/1917 J.C. Bose Research Institute was established in Calcutta.
11/20/1917 Ram Gopal, great Indies /English classical dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), was born.
11/20/1930 With all the pageantry of the British Empire, a conference of Indian and British leaders had been convened in London to discuss dominion status for India. Surrounded by Maharajahs in turbans, King George V convened the round table conference in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords. Notably absent was Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the nationalist movement. The conference saw a breakdown of the Indian caste system as Brahmins dealt with spokesmen for ""untouchable
11/20/1942 Attri Devi, freedom fighter, was arrested for further six months. She was earlier arrested for personal satyagraha and to hoist the national flag in Delhi Central Jail on January 26.
11/20/1946 Gandhiji starts tour without party.
11/20/1947 Parliament gives Indian government censorship powers over press at New Delhi.
11/20/1955 Kripal Singh scores 100* on Test debut, India v New Zealand.
11/20/1955 Polly Umrigar scores India's first Test double century, 223 vs NZ.
11/20/1967 First Indian made Sounding Rocket 'Rohini RH75' launched into space from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.
11/20/1969 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut vs Australia in Kanpur.
11/20/1969 The Union Home Ministry decides to reserve posts for SC\STs in the public sector undertakings.
11/20/1981 Bhaskara-II, India's second experimental remote sensing satellite, was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos. This provided experience in building and operating a remote sensing satellite system on an end-to-end basis.
11/20/1989 Hirabai Barodekar, famous singer of ""Kirana Gharana"", passed away.
11/20/1990 Mulayam Singh Yadav's JD (S) ministry wins a confidence motion (224-146) with the help of Congress (I) in Uttar Pradesh.
11/20/1990 Union Government asks Supreme Court to repeal the $470 million Bhopal Gas settlement order.
11/20/1993 RBI clears two more private banks: The Times Bank Ltd. and the Indus Ind Bank Ltd.
11/20/1997 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrives in New Delhi. India and Palestinian national authority take stock of stalled West Asia peace process. Two sides sign first umbrella Memorandum of Understanding.
11/20/1998 Dr. Mohammed Yunus, Chairman of the Grameen Bank of Dhaka, is selected for the 1998 Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
11/20/1998 V. K. Sharma, chairman and managing director of JVG Group of Companies, who allegedly swindled Rs. 600 crores from investors, is arrested in Mumbai.
11/20/1999 P.G.S. Mony, Indian scientist, is honoured by the French Government.
11/20/1999 Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, senior journalist `Cho' Ramaswamy, eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman and veteran RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
11/20/1999 World sports award of the century given away in Vienna. The jury included IOC chief Samaranch, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Prince Albert of Monaco and motor racing chief Max Mosley. Award winners were: contact sports Muhammad Ali, Soccer-Pele, athletics-Carl Lewis and Nadia Comaneci, water sport Dawn Fraser and Mark Spitz; motor sport Alain Prost, tennis-Steffi Graf, basketball-Michael Jordan, winter sports (skiing) Annemarie Moser-Proell and Jean-Claude Killy.


Other Historical Dates and Events
1/8/1906Howrah Railway Station, Calcutta, was inaugurated.
2/20/1992Pandit Gauri Shankar, famous dance director in Hindi films, passed away.
9/15/1903Wazir Syed Ali, right-hand batsman and right-arm fast medium bowler, was born at Jalandhar.
5/11/1995In central Kashmir, militants burnt the Charar-e-Sherif shrine (the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Noorudin Noorani) built in 1460 by Zain-ul- Abidin.
2/20/1950Sarat Chandra Bose, freedom fighter, journalist, leader and elder brother of Subhashchandra Bose, passed away.
9/22/1937The last contingent of Indian freedom fighters was send to Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
8/29/1959India sends troops to Tibet border to block the Chinese.
3/9/1961Vishnu Sahay was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 15-04-1962.
12/17/1914Syed Mushtaq Ali Takub Khan, cricketer, prolific Indian batsman of 30's & 40's, was born in Indore.
12/17/1987Bhopal court orders the Union Carbide to pay Rs. 350 crore as interim relief to 1984 gas victims.