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20-June-712

Muhammad of Bin Quasim (Kasim), Arabs, attacked on Sindh and captured it. Muhammad defeated and killed King Dahir, Hindu king, at Rawar.

20-June-1574

Akbar himself left Agra.

20-June-1756

A 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." Most of them died here.

20-June-1858

Gwalior fort was captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially came to an end.

20-June-1869

Laxmanrao Kirloskar, great industrialist, social reformer, patriot and founder of Kirloskar Industry, was born at Belgaum.

20-June-1873

Young Men Christian Association of India was established in Calcutta.

20-June-1897

Ratnakant Barkakti, famous Assamia poet, was born.

20-June-1911

Dattatray Purushottam Karmarkar, veteran freedom fighter and former cabinet minister, died.

20-June-1916

Sreemati Nathibai Damodher Thackersey (SNDT) Indian Women' s University, first women's and the fifth Indian University, was established in Pune by D.K. Karve.

20-June-1918

K.K. Singh, politician and social worker, was born at Agra.

20-June-1921

Tilak University was established.

20-June-1939

Ramakant Bhikaji Desai, cricketer (effective pace bowler for India in the 60s), was born in Bombay.

20-June-1946

Gandhiji attends Working Committee meeting from 20-21 June.

20-June-1946

Kashmir authorities arrest President-elect Nehru for refusing to obey an order banning him from the state.

20-June-1948

Lord Mountbatten resigns as the Governor General of Indian Union.

20-June-1957

Govindrao Burhanpurkar, famous harmonium player, died.

20-June-1972

Paras Laxmikant Mhambrey, great Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996), was born in Bombay.

20-June-1979

Renedy Singh, Indian Soccer(Football) player, was born in Manipur.

20-June-1985

The Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian decoration, was presented to Mother Teresa by President Ronald Reagan.

20-June-1987

Dr. Salim Ali, internationally renowned expert of birds, died at Bombay.

20-June-1992

CPM decides to back Dr. Sharma.

20-June-1992

Carnatic musician Maharajapuram Santhanam died in a car accident in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu.

20-June-1992

The JD and the NF choose former Lok Sabha Dy Speaker Prof. G. G. Swell as the Presidential candidate.

20-June-1993

Harshad Mehta's senior counsel Ram Jethmalani asks JPC to summon the PM and allow cross-examination.

20-June-1994

Anti-Pakistan slogans rent the air in Jammu & Kashmir against the killing of Quazi Nissar Ahmed, Mirwaiz of South Kashmir and a famous religious Kashmiri leader who was gunned down by Pak-aided terrorists.

20-June-1995

B.R. Verma was made pro-tem Speaker by Governor by invoking Article 180 (1).

20-June-1995

Mayavati Government wins vote of confidence.

20-June-1996

Govt. of India declares at Geneva conference on 'Global Ban On Nuclear Testing' that it won't sign the CTBT.

20-June-1997

Basu Bhattacharya (65), film-maker, died in Mumbai.

20-June-1997

Second round of Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan starts in Islamabad.

History to be Continued ...



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