According to Gregory calendar, 20 October is the 293rd (294th) day of the leap year. There are still 72 days left in the year.

πŸ”– Important events of 20 October:

1568 - Akbar invades Chittorgarh.
1740 - Maria Theresa becomes the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia.
1774 - Kolkata (then Calcutta) became the capital of India.
1822 - First issue of London Sunday Times published.
1880 - Establishment of Amsterdam Open University.
1904 - Chile and Bolivia sign treaty of peace and friendship.
1905 - An 11-day historic strike in Russia begins.
1946 - Vietnam's Democratic Republican government declares October 20 as Vietnam Women's Day.

1947 - US and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time.
1962 - China invades India and tries to enter India through Arunachal Pradesh.
1963 - Case started against Nelson Mandela and eight others in South Africa 1970- Syed Barre declared Samalia a socialist state.
1991 - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Uttarkashi, India, killed more than 1000 people.
1995 - Special Golden Jubilee session of United Nations General Assembly begins.
The Sri Lanka Cricket team defeated the West Indies to claim the Sharjah Cup Final Trophy.
1998 - President of Maldives Abdul Gayoom re-elected for the fifth time.
2003 - Mother Teresa of the Poor Messiah, who struggles for a life-long crush in Batican City, receives the blessing of Pope John Pal II, the supreme authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Bolivia's President Sanchez accepted the resignation and Carlos Mesa the new President announced the cabinet. Soyuz joined the International Space Station.

2004 - 3 ex-army officers were sentenced to death in Bangladesh. Allan Hollinghurst received the prestigious British Literature Award.
2007 - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Saeed Jalali becomes the new chief nuclear negotiator following Ali Larijani's resignation. US President George W Bush announced a new embargo against Myanmar's military rulers.
2008 - RBI cut the repo rate by a percentage point.
2011 - Mohammed Gaddafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 40 years, is killed in the civil war.

🎁 Born on October 20:
1988 - Krishnappa Gautam - Indian first-class cricketer.
1930 - Leela Seth - The first woman judge of the High Court in India.
1969 - Sudarshan Bhagat - Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in Narendra Modi's Cabinet Cabinet.
1978 - Virendra Sehwag - Famous Indian cricketer of aggressive batting.
1920 - Siddharth Shankar Rai - Former Chief Minister of West Bengal and senior Congress leader.
1855 - Govardhanram Madhavaram Tripathi - Writer, poet, thinker, thinker, character writer and historian of modern Gujarati literature.

🏴 Died on 20 October:
1982 - Niranjan Nath Wanchu - Senior Administrative Officer and former Governor of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
1964 - HC Dasappa - one of the revolutionaries of India.

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