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

✅ Published on October 20th, 2019 in October in History

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

According to Gregory calendar, on October 20, the day number in a year is 293 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 294. 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.

October 20 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1568The Mughal emperor Akbar attacked Chittorgarh.
1572Eighty Years' War-Soldiers of the Spanish Tercios waded acrossthe river Scheldt at its mouth, walking overnight in water to chestheight, to relieve the siege of Goes in the 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.
1740Under the terms of the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, MariaTheresa assumed the throne of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria.
1740Maria Theresa became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia.
1774Calcutta (now Kolkata) was made the capital of India.
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 the Treaty of1818, which settled the Canada–United States border on the 49thparallel between the Pacific Ocean and Lake of the Woods.
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.
1924An earthquake creates commotion in most of the state of South Carolina and the surrounding area.
1940Cheese also began to be found in ration in the Netherlands.
1944World War II-Fulfilling a promise he made two years previous,General Douglas MacArthur landed on Leyte to begin the recapture of theentire Philippine Archipelago.
1951African-American college football player Johnny Bright was thevictim of an on-field assault that eventually provoked changes in NCAAfootball rules and mandated the use of more protective helmets with faceguards.
1961The Soviet Union performed the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf classsubmarine.
1961Birja Sankar Guha, a physical anthropologist and the first director of the Anthropological Survey of India, died in Ghatshila Bihar.
1967Around 10,000 protesters came out on to the streets of Oakland, California on the fifth day of demonstrations in order to object against and express disapproval of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
1967Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin filmed an unidentifiedsubject at Six Rivers National Forest in California who they claimed wasa Bigfoot.
1973Elizabeth II, in her capacity as Queen of Australia, formallyopened the Sydney Opera House on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour.
1977Three members of the American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd diedwhen their chartered plane crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
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.
1979McDonald's first store in Singapore opened in Lit Towers on Orchard Road.
1982During a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFCHaarlem, a large number of attendees tried to leave the Grand SportsArena of the Central Lenin Stadium at the same time, resulting in astampede that caused 66 deaths.
1995Sri Lanka won the title by defeating the West Indies in the final of the Sharjah Champions Trophy.
1995The eleventh Non-Aligned Movement Summit ended in Cartagina de Indias, Colombia.
1998Maldives President Abdul Gayoom was re-elected to the presidency for the fifth time.
2003Soyuz joined the International Space Station.
2005In order to stay in step with its chief trading partner, the United States, Ontario declares that it will become the first Canadian province to extend daylight saving time.
2006The Indian corporation Tata Group decides to buy the Anglo-Dutch steel company, Corus. It is the largest ever takeover of a foreign company by an Indian company.
2007US President George W. Bush announced a new embargo against Myanmar's military rulers.
2008The Sri Lankan military reports that they have violated an important defensive line near the Tamil Tiger headquarters which is situated in northern Sri Lanka.
2009Rare recording of the suspected witches being abused in India, stirs controversy in India.
2010China repudiates reports that claim that it has banned the export of rare earth mineral to the United States and Europe following similar measures against Japan.
2011Libyan Civil War-Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya,was captured during the Battle of Sirte and killed less than an hourlater.
2011Mohammed Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 40 years, was killed in civil war.
2012Thousands of protesters march through Glasgow, Belfast and London in a series of protests against UK government’s severity measures.
2013Toyota Motor Corporation calls back 885,000 of its vehicles to deal with the problem of airbag deployment which is caused by the issues in their electrical system.
2014The Turkish government has withdrawn its stand and has now permitted Kurds to come into Syria in order to fight Islamic State forces.



Famous Birthdays of October 20 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1940Kathy Kirby / Singer / United Kingdom
1858John Burns / Politician / United Kingdom
1980Chad Robinson / Rugby Player / Australia
1970Sander Boschker / Footballer / Netherlands
1921Hans Warren / Poet / Netherlands
1964Kamala Harris / Politician / United States of America
1895Rex Ingram / Actor / United States of America
1920Fanny de Sivers / Academic / France
1904Tommy Douglas / Politician / Scotland
1966Abu Musab al-Zarqawi / Militant Islamist / Jordan
1966Patrick Volkerding / Scientist / United States of America
1822Thomas Hughes / Lawyer / United Kingdom
1895Morrie Ryskind / Writer / United States of America
1938Emidio Greco / Writer / Italy
1981Dimitris Papadopoulos / Footballer / Greece
1882Margaret Dumont / Actress / United States of America
1977Matt Jansen / Footballer / United Kingdom
1982Katie Featherston / Actress / United States of America
1963Stan Valckx / Footballer / Netherlands
1925Art Buchwald / Journalist / United States of America
1962David M. Evans / Writer / United States of America
1970Michelle Malkin / Author / United States of America
1958Viggo Mortensen / Actor / United States of America
1961Les Stroud / Producer / Canada
1933Barrie Chase / Actress / United States of America
1932Rokurō Naya / Actor / Japan
1951Ken Ham / Evangelist / United States of America
1957Hilda Solis / Politician / United States of America
1554Bálint Balassi / Writer / Hungary
1854Arthur Rimbaud / Poet / France

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