Today in History – 20 June

today in history 20 june

712

Muhammad of Bin Quasim (Kasim), Arabs, attacked on Sindh and captured it. Muhammad defeated and killed King Dahir, Hindu king, at Rawar.

1574

Akbar himself left Agra.

1756

A group of British soldiers along with Halvel were imprisoned by some rebellions in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the “Black Hole of Calcutta.” Most of them died.

1858

Gwalior fort was captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially came to an end.

1869

Laxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum.

1873

Young Men Christian Association of India was established in Calcutta.

1916

Sreemati Nathibai Damodher Thackersey (SNDT) Indian Women’ s University, first women’s and the fifth Indian University, was established in Pune by D.K. Karve.

1921

Tilak University was established.

1946

Gandhiji attended Working Committee meeting from 20-21 June.

1946

Kashmir authorities arrested President-elected Nehru for refusing to obey an order banning him from the state.

1948

Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union.

1985

The Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian decoration, was presented to Mother Teresa by President Ronald Reagan.

1987

Dr. Salim Ali, internationally renowned expert of birds, died at Bombay.

1996

Govt. of India declared at Geneva conference on ‘Global Ban On Nuclear Testing’ that it won’t sign the CTBT.

1997

Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan started in Islamabad.

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