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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -   August 20.

1828  : Raja Rammohan Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, and Kalinath Roy established Bromho Samaj, In Calcutta.

1858  : Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection.

1897 : Sir Ronald Ross invented the early stages of malaria parasite inside a mosquito stomach.

1913 : Adolphe Pegond bales out of an airplane at 700 ft (213 m) and parachute safely to the ground, became the first person to parachute from a plane.

1940  : Radar was used for the first time by the British during World War II.

1995  : The Firozabad rail disaster, caused 358 lives, in Firozabad, India.

2008  : Wrestler Sushil Kumar from India won the Bronze medal in Beijing Olympics.

 

Famous Birthdays   – August   20  

1779 : Jons Jacons Berzelius, Swedish chemist and academic, one of the founders of Modern Chemistry.

1883 :  Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of United States.

1890  : H.P. Lovecraft, American science fiction author of macabre tales such as The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and At the Mountains of Madness.

1946  : N R Narayan Murty, Indian IT industrialist and co-founder of Infosys.

1944 : Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth and youngest prime minister of India who took office at the age of 40.

1976 :  Randeep Hooda, Indian Actor.

1987  : Zakir Khan, Indian Stand-up Comedian.

 

Death Anniversaries   – August  20

1912 :  William Booth, the British founded Salvation Army.

1939 :  Agnes Giberne, Indian English astronomer and author.

1940  : Leon Trotsky, leader of the Russian revolution in 1917.

2011 : Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and author.

2013 :  Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist.

2014 :  B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian Yoga instructor and author.

 

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