November 20- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 20 November.

20-November-1572
Akbar responded with alacrity and arrived at Ahmadabad and made adequate arrangements for its administration.
20-November-1760
Phattesingh Bhosle passed away.
20-November-1859
Elfinstone, Governor of Bombay Province and historian, passed away.
20-November-1888
Gurunath Bewoor, director general, was born at Bewoor village, district Bijapur.
20-November-1902
Gandhiji returned to South Africa at the request of the Indian community and revived the Indians against Anti-Asian Laws.
20-November-1907
Railroad workers strike in India.
20-November-1917
J.C. Bose Research Institute was established in Calcutta.
20-November-1917
Ram Gopal, great Indies /English classical dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), was born.
20-November-1930
With all the pageantry of the British Empire, a conference of Indian and British leaders had been convened in London to discuss dominion status for India. Surrounded by Maharajahs in turbans, King George V convened the round table conference in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords. Notably absent was Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the nationalist movement. The conference saw a breakdown of the Indian caste system as Brahmins dealt with spokesmen for "untouchables".
20-November-1942
Attri Devi, freedom fighter, was arrested for further six months. She was earlier arrested for personal satyagraha and to hoist the national flag in Delhi Central Jail on January 26.
20-November-1946
Gandhiji starts tour without party.
20-November-1947
Parliament gives Indian government censorship powers over press at New Delhi.
20-November-1955
Kripal Singh scores 100* on Test debut, India v New Zealand.
20-November-1955
Polly Umrigar scores India's first Test double century, 223 vs NZ.
20-November-1967
First Indian made Sounding Rocket 'Rohini RH75' launched into space from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.
20-November-1969
Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut vs Australia in Kanpur.
20-November-1969
The Union Home Ministry decides to reserve posts for SC\STs in the public sector undertakings.
20-November-1981
Bhaskara-II, India's second experimental remote sensing satellite, was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos. This provided experience in building and operating a remote sensing satellite system on an end-to-end basis.
20-November-1989
Hirabai Barodekar, famous singer of "Kirana Gharana", passed away.
20-November-1990
Mulayam Singh Yadav's JD (S) ministry wins a confidence motion (224-146) with the help of Congress (I) in Uttar Pradesh.
20-November-1990
Union Government asks Supreme Court to repeal the $470 million Bhopal Gas settlement order.
20-November-1993
RBI clears two more private banks: The Times Bank Ltd. and the Indus Ind Bank Ltd.
20-November-1997
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrives in New Delhi. India and Palestinian national authority take stock of stalled West Asia peace process. Two sides sign first umbrella Memorandum of Understanding.
20-November-1998
Dr. Mohammed Yunus, Chairman of the Grameen Bank of Dhaka, is selected for the 1998 Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
20-November-1998
V. K. Sharma, chairman and managing director of JVG Group of Companies, who allegedly swindled Rs. 600 crores from investors, is arrested in Mumbai.
20-November-1999
P.G.S. Mony, Indian scientist, is honoured by the French Government.
20-November-1999
Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, senior journalist `Cho' Ramaswamy, eminent jurist Fali S. Nariman and veteran RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh nominated to the Rajya Sabha

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