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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Firuz Shah Tughluq, the third emperor of Delhi, died at the age of 83.
Amir Timur of Timur Lang invaded India with 92 squadrons of horses and 90,000 cavalry and reached the banks of Sindhu river near Atak city (now in Pakistan). He then attacked Delhi because its Muslim Sultanate was too tolerant of Hindu idolatry. A Mongolian follower of Sufism, he was one of the most ruthless of all conquerors. Timur crossed the Indus River at Attock (now in Pakistan) on 24 September 1398.
9/20/1819 Jose Custodio Faria (Joseph Stadio Faria), revolutionary scientist of Goa died.
9/20/1856 Narayan Guru was born in Chempazhanthi village of Kerala. Sri Narayan Guru was a social reformer, led reform movement in Kerala, rejected casteism, and promoted new values of spiritual freedom and social equality. He also stressed the need for the spiritual and social uplift of the downtrodden by their own efforts through the establishment of temples and educational institutions. In the process, he denounced the superstitions that clouded the fundamental Hindu cultural convention of caste.
9/20/1857 British troops conquered Delhi from the Mutineers.
9/20/1878 Hindu"", an English weekly in Madras with G. S. Aiyer as its Editor, was first published with only 80 copies.
9/20/1881 Pandit Kashinath Babaji (Chandrakant Bhringa), famous Marathi writer, was born at Munjawad in Nasik.
9/20/1886 Kuladhor Chaliha, one of the pioneer Congress leaders of Assam, was born at Sibsagar.
9/20/1911 Sri Ram Sharma Acharya, freedom fighter, social reformer and leader, was born at Auvalkhera, Agra.
9/20/1921 Pamanmal Hazari Punjabi, right-hand batsman (164 runs in five tests vs Pakistan in 1954-55), was born at Karachi.
9/20/1928 Narayan Guru ""Nanu"" of Kerala entered in maha Samadhi. His teachings are held in great reverence even today.
9/20/1932 Gandhiji commences ""fast unto death"" (hunger strike) in Poona prison to secure abolition of separate electorates for Harijans and untouchables.
9/20/1933 Annie Besant, veteran freedom fighter for India, died.
9/20/1940 Saroj Lalwani, journalist and printing press director, was born.
9/20/1942 Kanak Lata Barua, a yound child who tried to host the national flag at Goupur police station in Assam with the help of 500 people, was shot by the police station incharge.
9/20/1944 Rameshchandra Saxena, a one Test batsman (India vs England 1967), was born in Delhi.
9/20/1989 IPKF suspends its operations against LTTE in Sri Lanka. LTTE, in turn, ceases all operations against the Indian armed forces.
9/20/1992 Vithhal Badgelwar, painter and sculptor, passed away.
9/20/1993 First developmental launch of PSLV and Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1E) carried remote sensing payloads. Could not be placed in orbit.
9/20/1993 Narsimha Rao, Prime Minister, arrives in Teheran on a three-day visit.
9/20/1996 Arunachal Chief Minister Apang resigns and forms new party Arunachal Congress.
9/20/1997 President K. R. Narayanan inaugurates the first Dr. Ambedkar Law University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
9/20/1998 India lost the fifth and final match of the Sahara Cup by five wickets. Pakistan won the series 4-1 at Toronto.
9/20/1998 A. B. Bardhan is re-elected CPI general secretary.
9/20/1999 Shobha Subrahmanyam, managing director of the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group of publications, was elected President of the Indian Newspaper Society for 1999-2000.
9/20/1999 T. R. Rajakumari (78), the dream girl of the Tamil silver screen for over two decades, died.


Other Historical Dates and Events
5/26/2000In a significant development, the Government decides to allow disinvestment up to 60 per cent equity of Air India.
10/29/1996Shankarsinh Waghela, Gujarat CM, wins confidence vote.
10/14/1998Prof. Amartya Sen was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Economics. He became the sixth Indian, by birth or citizenship, to win a Nobel.
7/20/1982Mira Behn (90), disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, passed away.
2/16/1980The first visible Total Solar Eclipse of the 20th Century was seen. This succeeded the total solar eclipse after 22 June 1898.
2/2/1967US President Johnson orders consignment of 2 mil. tons of food grains to be sent to India.
1/19/1987Narain Dutt Ojha made some sort of a record at the residence of the Chief Justice of India when he was sworn in as a Judge of Supreme Court at 10.00 p.m.
3/29/1989Central Institute of Fisheries Education gets the distinction of becoming the first Fisheries University in India.
3/17/1909Pandit Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar, educationist and internationally famed Sanskrit scholar, was born at Satara, Maharashtra.
11/9/1871Padmnath Gohain, litterateur of modern Assamia Barua, was born.