Monday, September 20, 2021

History Of 20 September | On This Day In World

History Of 20 September | On This Day In World


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

➧ 1854: Battle of Alma: Russia was defeated by a coalition of Britain and France in the first major battle of the Crimean War.

➧ 1857: British troops liberated Delhi from the rebels and recaptured it.

➧ 1859: George B. Simpson was awarded a US patent for an 'electro-heater' surface heated by platinum-wire coils to be powered by batteries.

➧ 1878: The Hindu newspaper of Madras (now Chennai) was published for the first time as a weekly issue under the editorial leadership of GS Iyer.

➧ 1927: Indian freedom fighter Mohammad Barkatullah passed away.

➧ 1928: Shri Narayan Guru, the great saint and social reformer of India, passed away.

➧ 1932: First anti-untouchability fast: Gandhiji started a hunger strike for the treatment of untouchables.

➧ 1933: Annie Besant, a social worker and an English woman who fought for the independence of India, passed away.

➧ 1942: Indian female freedom fighter Kanaklata Barua passed away.

➧ 1946: The first Cannes Film Festival opened in France.

➧ 1970: Russia's space probe, Luna-16, reached the moon and collected some rocks from its surface.

➧ 1984: A suicide bomber attacked the US embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut with an explosives-laden truck.

➧ 2006: Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Britain succeeded in growing 200-year-old seeds.

➧ 2009: Prabha Khaitan, a prominent Hindi language novelist, poet and feminist thinker and social worker, passed away.

➧ 2009: Marathi film 'Harishchandrachi Factory' was selected as India's entry in the foreign film category of the Oscar Awards.

➧ 2011: Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former president of Afghanistan and top negotiator of the Government Peace Council set up to negotiate with the Taliban, is assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in a turban, at his residence near the US embassy in Kabul.

➧ 2011: In Pakistan, a bus carrying Shia pilgrims from the provincial capital Quetta to the border town of Taftan was stopped and shot by gunmen in Balochistan's Mustang district.

➧ 2012: A suicide bombing at a cafe in Somalia killed 14.

➧ 2015: President Ram Baran Yadav signed the new constitution of Nepal related to the law in Kathmandu.

➧ 2019: Students from 185 countries stage the world's largest protest on climate change led by Greta Thunberg at a Manhattan rally.

➧ 2019: Egyptian political protests against the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi take place in Tahrir Square, Cairo and elsewhere.

➧ 2020: Indian Railways celebrated "Swachhta Pakhwada" from 16th to 30th September 2020. During the inaugural day of the Pakhwada, cleanliness pledge was administered to railway employees at all Zonal Railway Headquarters, Divisional Offices and other establishments.

➧ 2020: An MoU was signed between the Ministry of AYUSH and the Ministry of Women and Child Development to control malnutrition as a part of the POSHAN Abhiyaan. In the MoU, some time-tested and scientifically proven AYUSH-based solutions will be adopted to control malnutrition in the country.

➧ 2020: The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the commercial launch of India's first CRISPR COVID-19 test 'Feluda'. This TATA CRISPR (Clustered Regulatory Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat) test has successfully met the high quality benchmark for coronavirus detection with 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity.

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