Tuesday, October 20, 2020

History Of 20 October | On This Day In World

History Of 20 October | On This Day In World

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

➧ 1568: Akbar invades Chittorgarh.

➧ 1740: Maria Theresa becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia.

➧ 1774: Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) became the capital of India.

➧ 1822: First issue of London Sunday Times is published.

➧ 1880: Amsterdam Open University is established.

➧ 1947: US and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time.

➧ 1962: War erupts between India and China over border dispute. China attacked India in 1962 and tried to enter India through Arunachal Pradesh.

➧ 1973: The Opera House in the Australian capital Sydney opened to the public for the first time.

➧ 1978: Indian batsman Virender Sehwag was born into a Jat family in Haryana.

➧ 1995: Special Golden Jubilee session of United Nations General Assembly begins.

➧ 1998: President of Maldives Abdul Gayoom was re-elected to the presidency for the fifth time.

➧ 2004 - Alan Holinghurst received the prestigious British Literature Award.

➧ 2007: Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Saeed Jalali becomes the new chief nuclear negotiator following Ali Larijani's resignation.

➧ 2008: RBI cut repo rate by one percent.

➧ 2011: Mohammad Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 40 years, is killed in civil war.

➧ 2014: Joko Widodo became the President of Indonesia.

➧ 2015: US Vice President Joe Biden confirmed that he would not nominate for the presidency.

➧ 2015: Indian batsman Virender Sehwag retired from international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL) at the age of 37.

➧ 2018: The All England Lawn Tennis Club announced the use of a tie-break when the score reached 12–12 on the set of Wimbledon.

➧ 2019: The first test flight to Sydney by a commercial airline Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in New York, 19 hours 42 minutes, Sydney.

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