On This Day in History | Today 20 May

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What Happened On This Day in History

  • 1498: Portuguese explorer Vesco Da Gama reaches Calicut. He becomes the first European citizen to reach India by sea route.
  • 1873: Businessman Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis of San fancy Francisco were granted a patent to make the world’s first jeans.
  • 2000: George Speight becomes Interim frame prime minister in Fiji.
  • 2001: The Taliban in Afghanistan enacted a dress code to identify Hindus separately.
  • 2003: Pakistan bans militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.
  • 2006: China says Taiwan is not eligible for World health Organisation membership.
  • 2011: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decided the oil refinery at Bina in Madhya Pradesh to the country at a cost of thousands of crores. It is a world-class project with the effects of Bharat petroleum limited Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • 2011: Mountaineer Premlata Agarwal of Jharkhand created a new history in mountaineering, having the distinction of being the oldest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain peak.
  • 2013: Yahoo bought a Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
  • 2020: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampda Yojana (PMMSY). The objective of the scheme into promoting investment in the fisheries sector increasing the competitiveness is ot fish and fishery products.

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Borns On This Day in History

  • 1918: Piru Singh,a valiant soldier of the Indian Army who was instrumental in the Indo-Pak war of 1947 was born.
  • 1977: Former Indian female cricketer Anjum Chopra was born.

Deaths On This Day in History

  • 1920: Raj Kumar Shukla died. He was a freedom fighter and one of the prominent people of the Champaran satyagraha.
  • 1932: Bipin Chandra pal, leader of the Garam Dal and the father of Revolutionary ideas. Died in India.
  • 1957: T. Prakasam died. He was a famous freedom fighter and the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1972: The famous poet of Braj Bhasha Gaya Prasad Shukla ‘Sanehi’ passed away
  • 1999: Kurdish rebel leader samdin sakik was sentenced to death.
  • 2012: Renowned anthropologist and feminist scholar Leela Dube died.

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