Friday, February 19, 2021

History Of 20 February | On This Day In World

History Of 20 February | On This Day In World


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

➧ 1613: Gerard Renst is appointed Governor-General of Dutch East India.

➧ 1768: First American Chartered Fire Insurance Company opens in Pennsylvania.

➧ 1823: English Captain James Waddell reaches 74 ° 15 'S, 1520 km from the South Pole.

➧ 1839: Congress prohibits dualism in the Districts of Columbia.

➧ 1846: British capture Lahore.

➧ 1847: Royal Calcutta Turf Club was established.

➧ 1848: Amrit Bazar Patrika publishes its first weekly paper in Bangla.

➧ 1865: Massachusetts Institute of Technology becomes the first American collegiate architecture school.

➧ 1935: Caroline Mickelson moves to Antarctica. She became the first woman to reach that inaccessible end of the earth.

➧ 1941: Nazi Germany prohibits Polish Jews from using public transport.

➧ 1947: British Prime Minister Clement Attlee made a historic declaration of independence for India. He said that Britain would free India before 30 June 1948.

➧ 1947: Mountbatten, Earl of Burma, was appointed as the last Viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence.

➧ 1950: Sarat Chandra Bose, the elder brother of the country's great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, died.

➧ 1976: Commercial production of crude oil started from Bombay High.

➧ 1987: Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were declared the 23rd and 24th states of the Indian Union respectively.

➧ 2009: The United Nations begins celebrating 20 February as World Social Justice Day.

➧ 2016: A 4-inch lock of John Lennon's hair, sold for $ 35,000 to a memorabilia collector at auction in Dallas, Texas.

➧ 2018: Venezuela launched a virtual currency, Petro, to counter its financial crisis. Venezuela became the first country to launch a virtual currency.

➧ 2020: The New Bank of England issued a £ 20 note with the photo of the painter JMW Turner, previously owned by economist Adam Smith.

➧ 2020: Trump's aide Roger Stone is sentenced to 40 months in prison for obstructing a congressional investigation.

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