This Day in History on 20th March

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

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

Important Days

  • Independence Day, Tunisia
  • United Nations French Language Day

Important Events

1602: Establishment of the Dutch East India Company.

1854: The Republican Party of America formed.

1739: Nadir Shah plundered Mayurasana and Navratna from Delhi and sent them to Iran.

1904: C. F. Andrews came to India to join the freedom movement with Mahatma Gandhi.

1915: Albert Einstein introduced ‘the theory of relativity’.

1927: Mahad Satyagraha was a satyagraha led by B. R. Ambedkar.

1956: Tunisia gained independence from France.

2015: A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a super moon all occur on the same day.

Birthday / Anniversary

1615: Dara Shikoh, the eldest son and heir-apparent of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

1828: Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright and theatre director.

1908: Michael Redgrave, English actor and director (d. 1985)

1920: Vasant Shankar Kanetkar, Marathi Playwrite and novelist.

1926: Karpoor Chandra Kulish, the founder of Rajasthan Patrika.

1950: Savitri Devi Jindal, an Indian businesswoman.

1952: Anand Amritraj, a former Indian tennis player, and businessman.

1957: Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress

1966: Alka Yagnik, an Indian playback singer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1351: Muhammad bin Tughluq, the Sultan of Delhi.

1413: Henry IV, King of England.

1726: Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1642)

1925: Lord Curzon, former Viceroy of India.

1956: Bal Sitaram Mardhekar, Marathi writer

2014: Khushwant Singh, an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist, and politician.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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