July 20 History

July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

What Happened on This Day of History?

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 20 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths of each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in India and World History on July 20. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 20 July:

  • 1903: Ford Motor Company sent its first automobile.
  • 1905: The first partition of Bengal was approved by the Indian Secretary.
  • 1922: The League of Nations Prize is presented from Togoland to France and Tanganyika to the United Kingdom.
  • 1932: In the Preeusenschlag (Prussian coup), German President Paul von Hindenburg dissolves the government of Prussia
  • 1935: Switzerland: En route from Milan to Frankfurt, a Royal Dutch Airlines plane crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing 13.
  • 1936: The Montreux Convention is signed in Switzerland.
  • 1940: Denmark leaves the League of Nations.
  • 1944: World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt by German forces led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
  • 1949: Israel and Syria sign a truce to end their nineteen-month war.
  • 1951: King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
  • 1960: The Polaris missile is successfully launched from the submarine, USS George Washington, for the first time.
  • 1961: French forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizer.
  • 1968: The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at the Military Field in Chicago, with approximately 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
  • 1969: Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of ​​Peace. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.
  • 1985: The Aruba government passes legislation to separate from the Netherlands Antilles.
  • 1992: Václav Havel resigns as President of Czechoslovakia.
  • 2005: Canada legalizes same-sex marriage, being the fourth country in the world to do so.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1820: Ganesh Vasudev Joshi, a public activist, was born.
  • 1929: Rajendra Kumar, a Hindi film actor, was born.
  • 1921: Samta Prasad, a famous Indian classical musician and tabla player was born.
  • 1969: Kalikho Pul, the former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, was born.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1914: Balkrishna Bhatt, one of the top makers of modern Hindi literature, died.
  • 1922: Chandranath Sharma, the first non-cooperative of the state of Assam and one of the founders of the Congress in Assam died.
  • 1972: Geeta Dutt, the famous playback singer, died.
  • 1966: Anna Chandy, India’s first woman judge, died.
  • 2016: Hashim Ansari, the main advocate of the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute, died.

The Most Important Historical events of July Month

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


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