Today History -20 March 2019

Important events of 20th March

  • 1602 – United Dutch East India Company was established.
  • 1739 – Nadir Shah captured the Delhi Sultanate. Peacock steals the throne of the throne and he looted for two months in Delhi.
  • 1814 – Prince William Friedrich becomes the ruler of the Netherlands.
  • 1861 – Argentina’s Mendoña city completely devastated due to powerful earthquake
  • 1904 – C.F. Andrews came to India to join the freedom movement with Mahatma Gandhi.
  • 1916 – Albert Einstein’s book General Theory of Ritalivli was published.
  • 1920 – First flight between London and South Africa started.
  • 1956 – Tunisia gets freedom from France
  • 1956 – The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test.
  • 1964 – European Species Reichers Organization was established.
  • 1966 – Football World Cup stolen for an exhibition at the Central Hall of London Westminster. Its price was thirty thousand pounds.
  • 1969 – US President Nixon announces the end of the Vietnam War in the year 1970
  • 1977 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was defeated in the Lok Sabha election.
  • 1981 – Former Argentine President Isabel Perón has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
  • 1982 – France conducted a nuclear test.
  • 1987 – Food and Drug Administration Approves Anti Aids Medicine AZT This was the first drug approved by the U.S. government for the treatment of AIDS.
  • 1990 – Namibia gained independence from the South African regime of 75 years and independence was announced in midnight.
  • 1991 – Begum Khaleda Zia elected President of Bangladesh
  • 1995 – 12 people have died and 4700 injured in the leak of poison gas in the underground railway route in Tokyo.
  • 2002 – Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, arrives in India on a 6-day visit.
  • 2002 – Suspended from Zimbabwe Commonwealth
  • 2003 – The US launched the attack on Iraq.
  • 2006 – External Affairs Minister of Afghanistan claimed that Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan.
  • 2009 – Justice Chandramouli Kumar Prasad is appointed Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.

Born on March 20

  • 1782 – Colonel Todd – British officer and historian, who is credited with paving the way for the history of Rajasthan.
  • 1966 – National Film Award-winning singer Alka Yagnik was born in Kolkata.
  • 1973 – Arjun Atwal – Indian first golfer.
  • 1987 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress.
  • 1615 – Dara Shikoh – Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz were the eldest son of the palace.

Death on March 20

  • 1351 – Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughluq, died.
  • 1727 – Isaac Newton – The great mathematician, physicist, astronomer and philosopher.
  • 1943 – S. Satyamurthy – was the revolutionary leader of India.
  • 1943 – Shashi Bhushan Rath – ‘Father of Oriya Journalism’ and freedom fighter
  • 1970 – Jaipal Singh – One of the best players of Indian hockey.
  • 1972 – Premnath Dogra – was a leader of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 1995 – Rohit Mehta – Famous literary, thinker, writer, philosopher, commentator and freedom fighter
  • 1999 – Legendary British abstract painter Patrick Heron dies.
  • 2008 – Sobhan Babu, Indian actor.
  • 2011 – Bob Cristo – actress of Indian films.
  • 2014 – Khushwant Singh – Famous reporter, writer, novelist and historian of India
  • 2015 – Malcolm Fraser – Former Prime Minister of Australia

Important Opportunities and Celebrations of March 20

  • Holika Combustion (after Bhadra)
  • Hazrat Ali Jayanti (also on Thursday).
  • World Guerrilla Day