In case you are looking for important historical events for each and every day of the calendar, the entire section called ‘Today in History’ is where you need to visit. This particular article called Today in History – January 20 – India and World provides a list of most important historical events that took place on this very day (that is January 20). This article acts as a supplementary study material for aspirants of civil services and any other all-India competitive examination. Let’s take a quick look into the events that took place in the past on this day.
What Happened On This Day in History – January 20
Today in History – January 20: “India”
1871: Ratan Jamshadji Tata, a great entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born on this day.
1948: Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 39 related to Kashmir.
1948: Attempt was made to murder Gandhi on this day.
1949: Tej Bahadur Sapru, a lawyer and leader of Liberal Party, died.
1988: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, famously known as “Frontier Gandhi”, died on this day.
Today in History – January 20: “World”
1320: Duke Władysław I the Elbow-high was crowned as the King of Poland.
1567: In the Battle of Rio de Janerio, Portuguese army ousted the French army from Rio de Janerio.
1783: US and Kingdom of England signed a peace treaty and thereby officially ending the American Revolutionary War.
1839: Chile defeated the Peru and Bolivian alliance in the Battle of Yungay.
1841: British occupied Hong Kong.
1921: Turkey’s first Constitution was adopted.
1937: Edward VIII was crowned as the King of England.
1942: During WWII, Nazi officers discussed the implementation of “Final Solution to the Jewish question” at a Wannsee Conference in Wannsee.
1945: During WWII, Hungary under Béla Miklós’ provisional government agreed to cessation of hostilities with the allied powers.
1945: During WWII, evacuation of 1.8 million people of East Prussia was started by Germany. The whole evacuation took two months.
1969: Richard Nixon became the 36th President of the United States of America.
1986: Martin Luther King Jr. Day was considered a federal holiday for the first time in United States of America.