According to Gregory calendar, on October 20, the day number in a year is 294 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 295. October 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 October in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1568The Mughal emperor Akbar attacked Chittorgarh.
1572Eighty-year-old war-soldiers of Spanish Terisos waved the Acosteth River Scallad on his mouth, walking in water overnight to get rid of the siege of Goiz in Spanish Netherlands.
1718Stede Bonnet and his crew were captured near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, from where everyone was convicted and sentenced to death for trying for the robbery.
1719German mathematician and philosopher Gatfried Akhenwal was born. He had extensive knowledge of mathematics and philosophy.
1740Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia.
1740According to the terms of the practical treaty of 1713, Maria Theresa handled the throne of the Habsburg monarchy in Austria.
1740Under the terms of the practical treaty of 1713, Maria Teresa took over the throne of the Habsburg monarchy in Austria.
1786The first astronomical expedition was conducted at Harvard University America.
1803The US Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, repeating the size of the United States.
1818The United Kingdom and the United States signed a Treaty of 1818, which settled the Canada-collapsed state border at the 49th parallel between the Pacific Ocean and the Jungle Lake.
1820Spain sold part of Florida to the United States for $ 5 million.
1832Edward Turner first used the symbol for chemicals.
1833Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote his much awaited poem "Olise's".
1864US President Abraham Lincoln declared 'Thanksgiving Day' as a national holiday.
1891The first international 6-day bike race began at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1905Galatasaray SK The Sports and Association Football Club was established in Istanbul.
1924The earthquake creates a ruckus in the South Carolina state and most of the surrounding areas.
1940Cheese also began to be found in ration in the Netherlands.
1941The Second World War-German soldiers began a genocide of thousands of racial people in Kruguzevac in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
1944World War II-He did a promise two years ago, General Douglas McArthur landed on Lente to start a recurrence of the Philippine Islands.
1951African-American college football player Johnny Bright was an on-field attack, which eventually provoked the use of more protective helmets with faceguards to change the NCAFutball rules.
1961The Soviet Union conducted the first armed test of a ballistic missile to be launched from a submarine, launching R -13 from a golf classusmerrin.
1967Around 10,000 protesters on the fifth day of demonstrations to express their protests and rejection against America's involvement in the Vietnam War set out on the streets of Okland, California.
1967Roger Patterson and Robert Gimulin filmed an unknown film at the Six River National Forest in California, which they claimed that they were Bigfoot.
1973Elizabeth II, as the Queen of Australia, formally closed the Sydney Opera House at the Benelong Point in Sydney Harbor.
1977Three members of the American Rock Band Linid Sky Rid died when their chartered plane crashed in Gilsburg in Mississippi.
1979McDonald's first store in Singapore opened in Lit Towers on Orchard Road.
1982During a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFCharlem, a large number of people at the same time tried to leave the Grand Sportsarena of the Central Lenin Stadium, resulting in 66 deaths.
1995Sri Lanka won the title by defeating the West Indies in the final of the Sharjah Champions Trophy.
1998Maldives President Abdul Gayoom was re-elected to the presidency for the fifth time.
2003Soyuz joined the International Space Station.
2005The United States, Ontario to live with its leading trading partner, declares that he would become the first Canadian province to expand the day's savings time.
2007US President George W. Bush announced a new embargo against Myanmar's military rulers.
2008Sri Lankan military reports stated that they have violated an important defensive line near Tamil Tiger Headquarters located in Northern Sri Lanka.
2010China repeats reports that claim that it has banned the export of rare earth minerals to the United States and Europe following similar measures against Japan.
2011Libya's Civil War-Muamar Gaddafi, Letia's opeded leader, was caught during the Battle of Sirte and killed for less than an hour.
2011Mohammed Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 40 years, was killed in civil war.
2012Several protesters marched through Glasgow, Belfast and London to protest against serious measures from the UK government.
2013Toyota Motor Corporation recalls 885,000 of its vehicles to deal with the problem of deployment of airbags that is caused by issues in their electrical system.
2014The Turkish government has withdrawn its stand and now let the Kurds come to Syria to fight the Islamic State forces.

Important Historical Events of 20 October in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1774Calcutta (now Kolkata) was made the capital of India.
1961Birja Sankar Guha, a physical anthropologist and the first director of the Anthropological Survey of India, died in Ghatshila Bihar.
1978India's aggressive batsman Virender Sehwag was born. He scored 8,586 runs in 104 Tests and 8,273 runs in 251 ODIs in his career.
2006The Indian corporation decides to buy the Tata Group Anglo-Dutch Steel Company, Chorus. This is the largest acquisition of a foreign company by an Indian company so far.
2009Rare recording of suspected witches being misbehaved in India gives rise to disputes in India.

Important Days of 20 October National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Osteoporosis DayInternational Day
International Chefs DayInternational Day
World Statistics DayInternational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 20 October 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1930Leila Seth / Judge / India
1978Virender Sehwag / Player / India
1920Siddhartha Shankar Ray / Politician / India
1923V. S. Achuthanandan / Politician / India
1927Gunturu Seshendra Sarma / Poet / India
1930Leela seth / Judge / India
1930Leila Seth / Judge / India
1953Kiran Kumar / Actor / India
1978Virender Sehwag / Cricketer / India
1978Virender Sehwag / Player / India
1979Nargis Fakhri / Actress / India

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