December 20 History

According to Gregory calendar, December 20 is the day number 354 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 355. December 20 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 20. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 20th December:

  • 1606: Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1722: A Chinese emperor ‘Kangxi’ died after the longest reign (61 years), so his son Yongzheng was made emperor.
  • 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army arrived on the river Esq.
  • 1757: Lord Clive was made the Governor of Bengal.
  • 1780: Britain declares war on Holland.
  • 1803: French flag formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase in New Orleans from France to the United States for $ 27 m.
  • 1812: Grimm’s first volume of “Fairy Tales” was published in Germany.
  • 1820: US state of Missouri, unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50 imposed a tax (tax) of $ 1.
  • 1827: Mexico passed its first “expulsion law”, allowing Spain’s citizens to be expelled in the next 6 months, and Spain’s re-entry until Spain’s identity of the 1810 Declaration of State Independence. Be stopped from.
  • 1830: Belgium’s independence was recognized by the great powers.
  • 1842: The Military College of South Carolina was established.
  • 1860: South Carolina became the first state to secede from the United States Union.
  • 1875: ICRM renamed International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
  • 1876: The great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national song ‘Vande Mataram’.
  • 1879: Thomas Elva Edison exhibited bright light.
  • 1883: cantilever railway bridge opened in Niagara Falls.
  • 1909: Vakkom Majeed, Indian freedom fighter & politician, born in the Kingdom of Travancore (d. 2000)
  • 1917: Soviet intelligence police force ‘Cheka’ was formed.
  • 1938: Vladimir Jevorykin received a patent for the Iconoscope television system.
  • 1955: Indian Golf Association was formed.
  • 1956: Afro-American woman Rosa Parks’ fight against color discrimination in America brought color. Due to which the Supreme Court banned apartheid in buses.
  • 1959: Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
  • 1960: The National Liberation Front, better known as the Viet Cong, is officially formed in South Vietnam
  • 1973: Spanish Prime Minister Admiral Louise Blanco killed in car bombings in Madrid.
  • 1985: Tirupati Balaji temple, Lord Venkateswara was offered a diamond studded crown valued at Rs 5.2 crore.
  • 1987: 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 1988: Parliament approved the Bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitution Amendment.
  • 1990: India and Pakistan agree not to carry out nuclear attacks on each other.
  • 1993: The Cooperation Agreement was signed between Brussels between India and the European Union.
  • 1999: Portugal ceded the Macao region to China.
  • 2007: Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court declares Pakistan Citizenship Act as discriminatory against women.

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History

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