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    Today in History – 20 June

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


    Akbar himself left Agra.


    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.


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


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


    Young Men Christian Association of India was established in Calcutta.


    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.


    Tilak University was established.


    Gandhiji attended Working Committee meeting from 20-21 June.


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


    Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union.


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


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


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


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

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