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This Day in History on 20th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 20th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

UN Chinese Language Day (United Nations)

Important Events:

1888: 246 reported killed by an hail storm in Moradabad, India.
1938: The Viceroy imposes an ordinance for the suppression of terrorism, following a series of attacks.
1954: Panchsheel agreement between China and India.
1965: First Indian team led by M. S. Kohli ascends the Everest.
1971: Air India started Boing 707 Jumbo Jet flight between Bombay and London.
1973: Rioting over food shortages ends after three days in Nagpur.
1989: R. S. Pathak, Chief Justice of India, elected to the World Court.
1989: Launching of IRBM `Agni’ fails.
1989: President’s rule imposed in Karnataka.
1993: Jharkhand Movement suspends its 36-days old economic blockade.
1997: Sheri Bamboat and Hamshad Bamboat win National sea-bird sailing title.
2000: A full bench of the Madras High Court quashes the Tamil Nadu Government order making Tamil (or mother tongue) as the compulsory medium of instruction in all schools in the State up to Standard V.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1887: Padmabhushan Jemini Roy, famous painter, was born.
1950: N. Chandrababu Naidu, Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
1980: Arin Paul, Indian director and screenwriter
1914: Gopinath Mahanti, famous Oriya novelist and Gyanpeeth awardee, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

Iltutmish, father of Rajiya Sultan, died in Delhi
Iltutmish, father of Rajiya Sultan, died in Delhi

1236: Iltutmish, father of Rajiya Sultan, died in Delhi.
1938: Bhartacharya Chintamanrao Vinayak Vaidya, omnicient research scientist and expert of Marathi and English languages, passed away.
1960: Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player, passed away.

Pannalal Ghosh, famous flute player,

1991: Ganesh Sadashiv Bhat, famous Marathi film director and President’s Award winner of 1963, passed away.
1992: U. K. Kanitkar, famous scientist, and professor, passed away.

Futher Reading

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