Today in History – 20 October

480 BC

Greeks defeat the Persians in a naval battle at Salamis.

1752

The grateful Wazir induced the emperor to make Badan Singh the ‘Raja’ with the title of Mahendra, and Suraj Mal the ‘Mumar Bahadur’ with the title of Rajendra.

1774

New Regulating Act was introduced which abolished the East India Company Government and a new Government was formed.

1919

Chaitanyabala Divatia, great author, was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

1924

Baseball’s first ‘colored World Series’ is held in Kansas City, Mo.

1941

German troops reach the approaches to Moscow.

1947

First battle between India and Pakistan.

1960

Indian mountaineers reach the peak of Nanda Ghunti for the first time in the Kumaon Hills.

1963

Navjot Singh Bhagwantsingh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman), was born in Patiala.

1969

Punjabrao Agriculture University established.

1990

Andhra Pradesh Government announces a five-day week for all offices and educational institutions from November 01, 1990.

1992

Nirad C. Chauduri, 94, the Indian writer living in Oxford, made honorary Commander of the British Empire.

1999

Quiet start to the 13th Lok Sabha.

1999

The Cabinet approves the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) Bill for introduction in the current session of Lok Sabha if time permits.

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