History – 20 January 2019


Important events of January 20

  • 1265 – First meeting of Parliament in England was held.
  • 1503 – Trade Board was formed to resolve US cases in Spain.
  • 1817 – ‘Calcutta Hindu College’ was established.
  • 1839 – Chile defeats the combined armies of Peru, Bolivia.
  • 1840 – Coronation of Dutch King William II
  • 1841 – China handed over Hong Kong to Britain in the first opium war.
  • 1860 – The Dutch army wins the Basement of the Indonesian island of Slebes.
  • 1887 – The US Senate has allowed ‘Pearl Harbor’ to build a naval base.
  • 1892 – Basketball was played for the first time.
  • 1920 – Establishment of Civil Freedom Association in America.
  • 1925 – A cooperation agreement between the Soviet Union and Japan
  • 1942 – Japan invaded Burma (now Myanmar).
  • 1949 – U.S. President Harry Truman announces his four point program
  • 1950 – South American country becomes independent from Suriname Netherlands
  • 1952 – Britain’s army occupy the city of Ismailia and Suez city of Egypt.
  • 1957 – India’s first ‘Nuclear Furnace Apsara’ was inaugurated.
  • 1957 – After India imposed economic sanctions, South Africa announced that the Indian ships should not provide facilities here.
  • 1957 – Leftist Golukka won parliamentary elections in Poland
  • 1958 – Soviet Union threatens to impose sanctions on Greece in the event of non-facilitating the deployment of NATO launchers.
  • 1961 – ‘John F. Kennedy’ took oath as President of the United States.
  • 1968 – Iraq’s President Arif was removed.
  • 1972 – Union Territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
  • 1977 – Jimmy Carter Sr. Became president of the US
  • 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter boycotted Moscow Olympics.
  • 1982 – Constitutional Constitution prevailed in the Central American country of Honduras.
  • 1989 – George Bush takes oath as President of the United States
  • 1990 – Soviet troops strike Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, killed many.
  • 1993 – Bill Clinton takes charge as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • 2001 – George Bush Junior becomes President of the United States.
  • 2001 – Gloria Maria becomes President of the Philippines
  • 2005 – Kangarpuram recovered another corpse’s manager’s corpse.
  • 2006 – NASA launches NewHorian Yan for more information about Pluto.
  • 2007 – A museum was established in the name of marginalized Gandhi in Afghanistan.
  • 2008 – Bollywood actor Devanand was given the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to Indian cinema.
  • 2008 – Nisar Khan, a director of the Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan, was shot dead by unknown people.
  • 2009 – Barack Obama takes charge as the 44th President of the United States
  • 2010 – Cinematographer VK Murthy, who was felicitated in Guru Dutt’s films ‘Fourteenth Chand’, ‘Kagaz Ke Phool’ and ‘Saab Biwi and Ghulam’ etc, was selected for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2008. The ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’, first introduced in 1969, was given to a cinematographer for the first time.
  • 2010 – Japan’s largest airline ‘Japan Airlines’ declares itself as bankrupt.
  • 2010 – ‘Mobile Portability’ services have been introduced in India.
  • 2018 – India has won the Blind Cricket World Cup for the second consecutive time.

The person born on January 20

  • 1926 – Curatorulan Haider, Indian and Pakistani novelists.
  • 1945 – Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor of India
  • 1948 – Ratan Thiam, famous playwright and theater director.

Death on January 20

  • 1779 – David Garrick – English actor and forum moderator
  • 1951 – Thakkar Bappa – a famous Indian for his service activities.
  • 1955 – Harvilla Sharda – A famous educationist, politician, social reformer, jurist and writer of India.
  • 1959 – Freedom Fighters Tej Bahadur Sapru
  • 1988 – Khan Abdul Gulfar Khan – Greatest freedom fighter honored by Bharat Ratna.
  • 1993 – Lance Naik Karam Singh, Param Vir Chakra Awarded Former Indian Soldier
  • 2005 – Parveen Bobby – Indian actress dies
  • 2010 – American writer and novelist (Love Story) ‘Eric Segal’ dies.

Important Events and Festivals of January 20

  • Puggin Awareness Day
  •  Mr. Ajit Doval Birthday
  •  Khan Abdul Gaffar Memorial Day
  •  Lance Naik Karam Singh (Permanent Involvement) Sacrifice Day