Studying history is inevitable to get selected in competitive exams. Dates and events are not only an integral and important part of history but also one of the toughest sections of history. Here we present this article titled “Today in History – February 20 – India and World” which covers important events that happened on this day in India and world in chronological order. We try to help you read one of the mundane and boring subjects.
What Happened On This Day in History – February 20
Today in History – February 20: “India”
1847: Calcutta Turf Club was founded.
1868: Amrita Bazar Patrika, a newspaper, was founded on this day.
1901: Bobbili’s Ramakrishna Ranga Rao, lawyer and 6th Chief Minister of Madras Presidency, was born.
1950: Sarat Chandra Bose, brother of Subhash Chandra Bose and an independence activist, passed away.
1968: First heart transplant in Asia was conducted by Dr. Prafulla Kumar Sen in KEM hospital, Mumbai.
1987: Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh became federal states on this day.
Today in History – February 20: “World”
1339: St. George’s mercenaries of Lodrisio Visconti and the Milanese army fought in the Battle of Parabiago.
1792: George Washington, the first President of USA, signed the the Postal Service Act. This established the United States Post Office Department.
1798: Pope Pious VI was removed from power by Louis-Alexandre Berthier.
1810: A Tirolean patriot and the leader of the rebellion against Napoleon Bonaparte, Andreas Hofer was executed on this day.
1816: Manuel Belgrano defeated the army of Pío de Tristán in the Battle of Salta.
1846: Polish rebels started an uprising in Kraków to start the fight for national independence.
1864: During American Civil War, Battle of Olustee became the largest battle fought in Florida during the civil war.
1877: Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s ballet was first time premiered at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre.
1901: Hawaiian Territory’s legislation convened on this day for the first time.
1933: Adolf Hitler secretly met German industrialists to plan the financing of Nazi party.
1944: During World War II, American bombers raided on aircraft manufacturing units of Germany, thereby starting the “Big Week”.
1944: United States of America captures Eniwetok island during WWII.
1965: Ranger 8 crashed into the moon’s surface after taking photographs of possible landing sites on moon for astronauts of Apollo program.
1986: Soviet Union launched Mir spacecraft.