Today in History – September 20, some very interesting events took place back in time. We don’t really have a time machine to go back to witness those events or even change history but what we can instead do is take a look at those events quickly and understand how they changed the very world we live in. So, let’s get started…
What Happened On This Day in History – September 20
Today in History – September 20: “India”
1388: Feroz Shah Tughlug – 3rd Sultan of Delhi died. At the time of his death, he was 83 years old.
1819: A scientist and a revolutionary from Goa – Jose Custodio Faria – died on this day.
1857: Defeating the mutineers, British troops conquered Delhi.
1878: “The Hindu” was published for the first time. It was a weekly newspaper back then and the first publication saw only 80 copies being printed.
1928: Sri Narayana Guru – a famous social reformer – died on this day.
1933: Indian freedom fighter – Annie Besant – died.
Today in History – September 20: “World”
622: Abu Bakr and Muhammad reached Medina.
1066: Earls Edwin and Morcar were defeated by Harald Hardrada in Battle of Fulford.
1187: Siege of Jerusalem started by Saladin.
1498: The building where the Great Buddha Statute was located at Japan’s Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, was washed away by a tsunami generated by Nankai Earthquake. Ever since then, the statue of Buddha has been left seated in open air.
1854: Russians defeated in Crimea by French and British forces at the Battle of Alma.
1941: Holocaust in Lithuania takes place. Nemenčinė’s local police and Einsatzkommando 3 killed 403 Jews including men, women and children.
1942: Holocaust in Ukraine starts and in two days, 3,000 Jews were killed in Letychiv by einsatzgruppen of Germany.