Wednesday, August 19, 2020

History Of 20 August | On This Day In World

History Of 20 August | On This Day In World


History Of 20 August | On This Day In World

In the history of the World, some other important events recorded on the date of 20 August are as follows: -

 ➧ 1597: Dutch East India Company's first ship returns from East Asia.

➧ 1641: England and Scotland sign the 'Pact of Treaty'.

➧ 1828: First session of Raja Ram Mohan Roy's Brahmo Samaj held in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

➧ 1897: Ronald Ross identified malaria-causing anopheles mosquito while working at the Presidency General Hospital in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

➧ 1913: Adolphe Pegoud of France became the first pilot to land by plane via parachute.

➧ 1921: Mopala Rebellion begins in Malabar, Kerala.

➧ 1944: Birth of Rajiv Gandhi. He became the ninth Prime Minister of the country.

➧ 1953: French forces remove Mori Sultan Sidi Mohammed bin Yusuf from Gaddi.

➧ 1955: Anti-French riots in Morocco and Algeria kill hundreds of people.

➧ 1977: The US space agency NASA sent Voyager to space.

➧ 1979: The then Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh resigned 23 days after taking oath as Prime Minister.

➧ 1988: Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq dies in an air crash and Senate Chairman Ghulam Ishaq Khan becomes President.

➧ 1988: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in India and Nepal killed a thousand people.

➧ 1991: Northern European country Estonia announces separation from the then Soviet Union.

➧ 1995: 350 people died in a head-on collision between Purushottam Express and Kalindi Express in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.

➧ 2002: Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Nidal is found dead.

➧ 2011: Famous historian of India Ram Sharan Sharma died.

➧ 2013: Nine militants killed in Russian police action in the North Caucasus.

➧ 2018: Afghan forces launched an operation in northern Kunduz province to free 149 people abducted by the Taliban a few hours earlier.

➧ 2018: Vinesh Phogat of India won a gold medal in the 50 kg category of the Jakarta Asian Games women's wrestling competition. She became the first woman wrestler in the country to achieve this feat.

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