June 20 in History – What happened on 20 June in Past

✅ Published on June 20th, 2021 in June in History

20 June - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on June 20, the day number in a year is 171 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 172. June 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.

June 20 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
451Flavius Aetius, with the help of Roman foederati, defeatedAttila in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, and halted the invasionof Gaul by the Huns and their allies.
712Muhammad Bin Quasim, Arabs, attacked on Sindh and captured it. Muhammad defeated and killed King Dahir, Hindu king, at Rawar. He was an Umayyad general who conquered the Sindh and Multan regions along the Indus River for the Umayyad Caliphate. He was born and raised in the city of Taif (in modern-day Saudi Arabia). Qasim's conquest of Sindh and southern-most parts of Multan enabled further Islamic expansion into India.
1685Monmouth Rebellion-The Duke of Monmouth declared himself Kingof England at Bridgwater.
1756A group of British soldiers along with Halvel were imprisoned by some rebellions in a suffocating cell that gained notoriety as the ""Black Hole of Calcutta." The Black Hole of Calcutta was a small dungeon in the old Fort William in Calcutta, India, where troops of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud-Daulah, held British prisoners of war after the capture of the fort.
1756A garrison of the British army in India was imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta in conditions so cramped that at least 43 died.
1756Siraj ud-Daula Nawab of Bengal sought Calcutta from the British.
1768Russo-Turkish War 1768–74), Russia captured the fort of Bar.
1779The Battle of Stono Ferry (American Revolutionary War) fought near Charleston, South Carolina.
1782The Congress of the Confederation adopted the Great Seal of theUnited States, used to authenticate certain documents issued by thefederal government.
1782The bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States.
1789French Revolution-Meeting on a tennis court near the Palace of Versailles, members of France's Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath, pledging not to separate until a new constitution was established.
1791King Louis XVI was caught trying to escape the French Revolution.
1819Arriving in Liverpool, the SS Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
1819The 320-ton Savannah became the first steamship to cross the Atlantic (any ocean).
1837Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne. She inherited the throne at the age of 18, after her father's all three elder brothers had died, leaving no legitimate, surviving heir. Victoria attempted to influence government policy and ministerial appointments. Publicly, she became a national icon, and was identified with strict standards of personal morality.
1837Victoria succeeded to the British throne, starting a reign thatlasted for more than 63 years.
1840Samuel Morse received the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code, and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
1840Samuel Morse patented the Telegraph.
1840Samuel Morse patented the Telegraph.
1858The last rebels of the 1857 Indian Rebellion in Gwalior surrendered.
1862Barbu Catargiu, the first Prime Minister of Romania, wasassassinated after denying people the right of assembly to commemoratethe Revolutions of 1848.
1862The Prime Minister of Romania Barbu Katargiu was assassinated.
1863Western Virginia became the 35th state of the United States.
1866Kingdom of Italy declares war against Austria
1869Laxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum. The Kirloskar Group is an Indian conglomerate. The company exports to over 70 countries over most of Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. The flagship & holding company, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, is India's largest maker of pumps and valves. And also undertakes construction projects through its subsidiary Kirloskar Construction And Engineers Ltd.
1874Lucian Clemons was awarded the first US Lifesaving Medal.
1877Alexander Graham Bell launched the world's first commercial telephone service in Ontario, Canada.
1887Victoria Terminus, now the busiest railway station in India,opened in Bombay on the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1887Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus, Mumbai, India's busiest railway station) opened to the public.
1895The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutlandpeninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, wasofficially opened.
1900Boxer Rebellion-The Imperial Chinese Army began a 55-day siegeof the Legation Quarter in Beijing.
1916SNDT Women's University was established in Pune.
1921Workers at the Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city ofChennai, India, began a four-month strike.
1931Karl Buresh was made the Chancellor of Austria.
1943Rioting between blacks and whites began on Belle Isle, Detroit,Michigan, and continued for three days.
1943The New Georgia Campaign began.
1947A Mafia hitman murdered gangster Bugsy Siegel in Beverly Hills,California.
1948Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union. He was the last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of the independent Dominion of India (1947–48), from which the modern Republic of India was to emerge in 1950.
1960The Mali Federation gained independence from France. The Mali Federation was a country in West Africa linking the French colonies of Senegal and the Sudanese Republic for a period of only two months. It was founded as a territory with self-rule within the French Community and became independent after negotiations with France. It was later split into Mali and Senegal.
1960The Mali Federation gained independence from France, but lastedonly two months before dividing into Senegal and Mali.
1960The Mali Federation later split into Mali and Senegal) gained independence from France.
1963The so-called 'red telephone' was established between the WhiteHouse and the Kremlin, after the Cuban Missile Crisis demonstrated thatdirect communications between the two nations were necessary.
1990Asteroid Eureka was discovered. 5261 Eureka was the first Mars Trojan discovered. It was discovered by David H. Levy and Henry Holt at Palomar Observatory. The Mars Trojans are a group of objects that share the orbit of the planet Mars around the Sun. They can be found around the two Lagrangian points 60° ahead of and behind Mars.
1990The earthquake in Iran killed more than 40 thousand.
1991Parliament approved the proposal to re-create the capital of unified Germany.
2001General Pervez Musharraf became the President of Pakistan.
2003The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, that operates many wikis. The foundation is mostly known for hosting Wikipedia, an Internet encyclopaedia which ranks in the top-ten most-visited websites worldwide. The organization was founded by Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sister projects through non-profit means.
2005Russian cargo vehicle M-53 reached the International Space Station.
2009During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan was captured on video and widely distributed on the Internet, making it 'probably the most widely witnessed death in human history'.
2012Community violence in Libya killed 105 people, injured 500.

Famous Birthdays of June 20 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1920Thomas Jefferson / Trumpet Player / United States of America
1949Lionel Richie / Actor / United States of America
1983Masashi Mikami / Actor / Japan
1989Christopher Mintz-Plasse / Actor / United States of America
1967Jerome Fontamillas / Singer / United States of America
1987A-fu / Singer / Taiwan
1771Thomas Douglas / Politician / Scotland
1763Wolfe Tone / Politician / Ireland
1946David Kazhdan / Academic / Russia
1967Nicole Kidman / Actress / United States of America
1005Ali az-Zahir / Caliph / Egypt
1983Darren Sproles / Footballer / United States of America
1952Vikram Seth / Poet / India
1938Joan Kirner / Politician / Australia
1984Dennis Malura / Footballer / Germany
1896Wilfrid Pelletier / Composer / Canada
1987Carsten Ball / Tennis Player / Australia
1819Jacques Offenbach / Composer / Germany
1954Ilan Ramon / Pilot / Israel
1945Anne Murray / Singer / Canada
1809Isaak August Dorner / Academic / Germany
1566Sigismund III Vasa / King / Poland
1884Johannes Heinrich Schultz / Psychiatrist / Germany
1939Ramakant Desai / Cricketer / India
1891John A. Costello / Politician / Ireland
1930John Waine / Bishop / United Kingdom
1929Edgar Bronfman / Business Man / United States of America
1920Danny Cedrone / Guitarist / United States of America
1967Dan Tyminski / Writer / United States of America
1933Claire Tomalin / Author / United Kingdom

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