Today in History – 20 November

1572

Akbar responded with alacrity and arrived at Ahmadabad and made adequate arrangements for its administration.

1789

New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1815

2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars

Russia, Prussia, Austria and England signs Alliance “for the maintenance of peace in Europe” same day as Treaty of Paris.

1902

Gandhiji returned to South Africa at the request of the Indian community and revived the Indians against Anti-Asian Laws.

1914

US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1946

Gandhiji starts tour without party.

1967

First Indian made Sounding Rocket ‘Rohini RH75‘ launched into space from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.

1969

The Union Home Ministry decides to reserve posts for SC\STs in the public sector undertakings.

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.

1990

Union Government asks Supreme Court to repeal the $470 million Bhopal Gas settlement order.

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