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August 20: Some history of what happened today

August 20

August 20: Some history of what happened today: Today, August 20, 2020, we will find many things every day if we search for history. Because something happened somewhere in the world. This is history today. If we look at the history of the world, we will see something very important today. August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. However, let’s take a look at the significant events that have taken place in history today. Where we will see some important issues including the birth and death of eminent people.

August 20: Some history of what happened today

August 20


1779 – John Jacob Bargelius, co-founder of modern chemistry.

1833 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the 23rd President of the United States.

1847 – Andrew Greenwood, English cricketer (died 1889)

1863 – Maulvi Abdul Karim teacher, educator, a social worker.

1864 – Ramendrasundara Trivedi, Bengali science writer, and professor. (D. 06/06/1919)

1890 – HP Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, and novelist (died 1937).

1896 – Gostha Pal, Indian footballer (died 08/04/1976)

1901 – Saroj Kumar Roy Chowdhury, a prominent Bengali novelist, and journalist. (Died 29/03/1972)

1940 – Rex Sellers, Indian-Australian cricketer

1944 – Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India (d. 21/05/1991)

1947 – NR Narayan Murthy, Indian businessman, co-founder of Infosys

1952 – John Embury, English cricketer, and coach

1981 – Ben Barnes (actor), English actor

1983 – Andrew Garfield, American-English actor.


1906 – Anand Mohan Bose, Bengali politician, and social worker.

1915 – Nobel Laureate (1908) German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich.

1961 – Nobel Laureate (1946) American physicist Percy William Bridgman.

1986 – Abdur Rashid Tarkbagish, a prominent politician of the Indian subcontinent.


1828 – Establishment of Brahmasabha on the initiative of Rammohun Roy.

1897 – Scientist Ronald Ross discovers the malaria virus.

1914 – German Nazi forces occupy the Belgian capital, Brussels.

1941 – Estonia, a member of the Soviet Union, gains full independence.

1961 – Construction of the Berlin Wall between East and West Germany is completed.

1970 – Establishment of Jahangirnagar University.

1971 – Flight Lieutenant Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman is killed in a plane crash.

1988 – Iran-Iraq ceasefire ends after eight long years.