This Day in History – October 20

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This Day in History - October 20

When one looks back, there are multiple events that have taken place in the past that still holds significance in our present lives. Every day as we live, we create history for the future generations to follow. These events are responsible for deciding the course of our lives ahead. Let’s find out how this day in history – October 20 unfolded across generations.

What Happened in India on October 20?

1962 – Beginning of Sino India War
October 20,1962, marked the beginning of one of the most historic war series of India, the Sino India War.

Credits : BBC Hindi

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 20

1904 – Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed 
Chile and Bolivia signed the  Treaty of Peace and Friendship to delimit the borders between the two countries.
1944 – World War II
Belgrade was liberated by the Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans.
1952 – State of Emergency in Kenya
State of Emergency was declared in Kenya by the Governor to arrest leaders of Mau Mau Uprising,
1961 – Soviet Union launched submarine ballistic missile
The Soviet Union performed the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
1986 -Aeroflot Flight 6502 Crash
Aeroflot Flight 6502 crashed while landing at Kuibyshev Airport

2011 – Libyan Civil War
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was captured by Rebel Forces.
2017 – Syrian Civil War
The Syrian Democratic Forces declared victory in the Raqqa Campaign

Credits : TheGuardian

Famous Birthdays

1963- Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu is an Indian politician, television personality and former cricketer.

1964 – Kamala Harris
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States

Credits : CNBC

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 20. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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