Sadbhavana Diwas or Birthday of Rajiv Gandhi. (1944).
What Happened Today 20 August In Indian History , Today In Indian History
20 - August - 1597
The first ship of the Dutch East India Company returned from Far East.
20 - August - 1828
Brahmo Samaj, the first movement to initiate religio-social reforms, was founded by Ram Mohun Roy (1772-1833) in Calcutta. Influenced by Islam and Christianity, Roy denounced polytheism, idol worship, repudiated the Vedas, avataras, karma and reincarnation, caste and more. The first session of Adi Brahmo Samaj was held in the rented house by Kamal Bose of Chitpore Road in Jorasanko area in Calcutta.
20 - August - 1885
First meeting of the Indian National Congress held.