20 December in Indian and World History

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20 December in Indian and World History

20 December in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 20 December is the birth anniversary of Gokranath Mishra and Motilal Vora.

20 December is also observed as the death anniversary of Nalini Jaywant.

Birth Anniversary

20 December in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Gokranath Mishra (20 December 1871 – July 1929), a famous politician, politician, and jurist. He participated for the first time in the Lucknow Congress of 1898. After this, he participated in every session of the Congress till the year 1920. Gokaranath Mishra was a man of soft thoughts, this was the reason that when Mahatma Gandhi started the ‘Non-Cooperation Movement’, he broke away from Congress. He also contributed a lot in the field of education. He was born on 20 December 1871.

Motilal Vora (20 December 1928 – 21 December 2020), the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. He was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh twice. He was also the treasurer of the party from the year 2000 to 2018. Ahmed Patel was made treasurer after Motilal Vora. In 1972, Motilal Vora won the election from the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Later in 1977 and 1980, he was again elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

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Death Anniversary

20 December in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Nalini Jaywant (18 February 1926 – 20 December 2010), one of the most beautiful actresses of Indian cinema, who worked in cinema in the fifties and sixties ruled the hearts of lovers. Who can forget the performance of Nalini Jaywant on the song ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangla Par’ from the movie ‘Kala Pani’. Nalini Jaywant started her film journey with the film ‘Radhika’ released in the year 1941. There were also rumors of her love affair with the famous actor of her time, Ashok Kumar. Nalini Jaywant gave many successful films with actors Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, and Ashok Kumar. She was born on 18 February 1926.

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Notable events on 20 December in Indian and World history

20 December 1757 – Lord Clive was made the governor of Bengal.

20 December 1830 – Britain, France, Austria, and Russia recognized Belgium.

20 December 1841 – Ferdinand Buisson a French statesman, pacifist, educational reformer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

20 December 1876 – The great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national song ‘Vande Mataram’.

20 December 1916 – On 20 December 1916, Gonzalo Rojas was born in Lebu, Chile. He was a Chilean poet, diplomat, and teacher who won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1992.

20 December 1919 – The US House of Representatives banned immigration.

20 December 1921  Julius Richard Petri – German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the device known as the Petri dish – died.

20 December 1923 – The Beggar Fathernity (the first social fraternity established in a Jesuit college in the United States) was founded by nine people who had obtained permission from the Pope to do so.

20 December 1924 – Adolf Hitler’s release from prison in Germany.

20 December 1946 – Mahatma Gandhi stayed in Srirampur for a month.

20 December 1951 – Oman became independent following an agreement between Oman and Britain.

20 December 1956 – the Supreme Court in America said that apartheid should be banned in buses.

20 December 1957 – Gorakh Prasad was relieved and took over the editing of the Hindi Encyclopedia organized by the Nagari Pracharini Sabha.

20 December 1959 – Indian bowler Jasu Patel took nine wickets for 69 runs against Australia in Kanpur.

20 December 1963 – The Berlin Wall in Germany was opened to West Berliners for the first time.

20 December 1968 John Steinbeck, an American writer, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

20 December 1971 – After the resignation of the President of Pakistan by General Yahya Khan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto became the President.

20 December 1976 – Yitzhak Rabin, the then Prime Minister of Israel, resigned from his post.

20 December 1985 – a diamond-studded crown worth Rs 5.2 crore was offered to Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati Balaji Temple.

20 December 1988 – Parliament approved a bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitutional Amendment.

20 December 1988 – Alan Lloyd Hodgkin an English physiologist, biophysicist, and Nobel Laureate, died.

20 December 1990 – India and Pakistan agreed not to carry out nuclear attacks on each other.

20 December 1991 – Paul Keating became the new Prime Minister of Australia.

20 December 1999 – The spacecraft ‘Discovery’ departs to repair the Hubble Telescope.

20 December 2002 – South Korea sought cooperation from the United States on the North Korea issue.

20 December 2007 – Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court termed the Pakistan Citizenship Act as discriminatory against women.

20 December 2008 – State Bank of India reduced interest rates on deposit loans. Provincial elections of the Uttar Pradesh Industry Trade Representative Board were banned. India got the host of the World School Games.

20 December is observed as International Human Solidarity Day. It is celebrated annually to highlight the importance of unity in diversity. This day also reminds people to work together in fighting against poverty, hunger, and disease.

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