According to Gregory calendar, February 20 is the day number 51 in a given year. February 20 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 20 February in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1472James III of Scotland official annexed Orkney and Shetland from Christian I of Denmark as part of a dowry payments Christian wood after his daughter Margaret married James.
1677France defeated the Spanish army at Hetty and French imperialism began on the region.
1685French colonists, led by Robert de La Salle, landed at Matagorda Bay in present-day Texas, which later allowed the United States to claim the region as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
1707The Mughal ruler Aurangzeb died in Ahmednagar.
1710Johann Willem Friso Groningen was made Viceroy of the Netherlands.
1737French Finance Minister Chauvelin resigned.
1745Jacobic troops captured Fort Augustus, Scotland.
1768First American Chartered Fire Insurance Company opened.
1792The Postal Services Act, the establishment of the United States Post Office Department, was signed by President George Washington.
1810Tyrolean rebel leader Andreas Hoffer was executed.
1811Austria was declared bankrupt.
1816Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's opera buffa The Barber of Seville was hissed by the audience during its debut at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.
1827At the Battle of Itujingo, Peso do Rosario) a contingent of the Brazilian Imperial Army participated in the battle with Argentine-Uruguayan troops.
1846Polish insurgents led an uprising in the Free City of Krakówto incite a fight for national independence that was put down by the Austrian Empire nine days later.
1846The British captured Lahore.
1864American Civil War-The Union suffered one of its bloodiestlosses at the Battle of Olustee near Lake City, Florida.
1868The first weekly issue of Amrit Bazar Patrika was published in Bengali.
1869Tennessee Governor W. C. Brownlow declared martial law in the Ku Klux Klan crisis.
1872New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, today the largest art museum in the United States with a collection of over two million works of art, opened.
1872The Metropolitan Museum of Art was inaugurated in New York City.
1873The University of California opened its first medical school.
1915San Francisco inaugurates the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition.
1921The Young Communist League of Czechoslovakia was established.
1943A fissure opened in a cornfield in the Mexican state of Michoacán and turned into the cinder cone volcano Parícutin , growing 424 m (1,391 ft) in eight years.
1943The Saturday Evening Post published the first of NormanRockwell's Four Freedoms, some of the most widely distributed painting sever produced, in support of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's 'Four Freedoms'.
1950The elder brother of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and nationalist leader Sharat Chandra Bose died.
1959The Canadian government under Prime Minister John Diefenbaker Cancelled then Avro CF-105 Arrow interceptor aircraft program amid much political debate.
1959Canada cancels the Aviro Arrow program.
1965NASA's Ranger 8 spacecraft successfully transmitted 7,137photographs of the Moon in the final 23 minutes of itsmission before crashing into Mare Tranquillitatis.
1965NASA-launched Ranger landed on the moon, sending photos and necessary data.
1968Dr. PK at KEM Hospital in Mumbai Sen underwent a heart transplant for the first time.
1976Bombay High started producing crude oil for commercial use.
1983600 people died due to widespread violence in the north-eastern state of Assam ahead of the assembly elections.
1988The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast voted to secede from Azerbaijan and join Armenia, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
19943 Afghans take 70 children hostage on February 20, 1994.
1997San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record 22.9 million dollar two year contract on February 20, 1997.
1998UN Secretary General Kofi Anna lands in Baghdad on February 20, 1998 for peace negotiations.
1998At the age of 15, American figure skater Tara Lipinski becamethe youngest gold medal winner in the history of the Winter OlympicGames.
2002373 died due to fire in a moving train in Cairo, Egypt).
2003Fire at the Station rock club in Rode Island kills nearly 100 people on February 2003.
2008US navy destroys a US spy satellite with missile on February 20, 2008.
2009The Tamil Tigers attempted to crash two aircraft packed withC-4 in suicide attacks on Colombo, Sri Lanka, but the planes were shotdown before they reached their targets.
2010At least 32 people died and 68 were injured from floods and mudslides on the island of Madira, Portugal on February 20, 2010.
2010Severe flooding and mudslides on the island of Madeira,Portugal, killed 42 people.
2011North Korea raises concern regarding nuclear testing on February 20,2011 Reports show they have dug tunnels at a nuclear test site located in Punggye-ri, North Hamyong Province.
2012Scientists regenerated specimens from Silene Stenophylla, a 31, 800 year old piece of fruit on February 20, 2012, substantially surpassing previous records for the oldest plant regenerated.
2013Estonia became the first country in the world to establish a national electric car charging network on February 20. With this method cars can be charged in less than 30 minutes.
2014Germany’s design company Art+ Com saved said Google on February 20. It claimed that Internet Company infringed on its patented spatial mapping technology by incorporating its features into Google Earth.
201549 people died in two train collisions in the city of Rafz, Switzerland.

Important Historical Events of 20 February in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1947British Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced that Britain would leave India by June 1948.
1987Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh became the 23rd and 24th states of India.

Important Days of 20 February National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Day of Social JusticeInternational Day
World Day of Social JusticeInternational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 20 February 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1901Ramakrishna Ranga Rao of Bobbili / Politician / India
1921Rao Virendra Singh / Politician / India
1935N. Janardhana Reddy / Politician / India
1953Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar / Emperor / India
1956Annu Kapoor / Actor / India
1973Priyanshu Chatterjee / Actor / India
1988Jiah Khan / Actress / India
1988Zia Khan / Actress / India

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