20 March This Day in History – Important and Special Events

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20 March Important Events:

2015: A solar eclipse, the equinox, and the moon’s closest approach to Earth all happened on the same day.
1956: Tunisia gains independence from France.
1917: Mahad’s Chavdar Tale Satyagraha begins.
1916: Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity.
1854: The Republican Party of America is founded.
1739: Nadir Shah looted Mayurasan and Navaratna from Delhi and sent them to Iran.
1602: Dutch East India.

20 March Birthdays / Anniversaries:

1828: Birth of Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen. (Died: 23 May 1960)
1908: Birth of Sir Michael Redgrave, British actor. (Death: 21 March 1985)
1920: Playwright Vasant Kanetkar born. (Death: 31 January 2000)
1966: Birth of playback singer Alka Yagnik.

20 March Death

1726: English physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton dies. (Born: 25 December 1642)
1925: British diplomat and Viceroy of India Lord Curzon dies. (Born: 11 January 1859)
1956: Marathi Nakavya pioneer Ba. C. Death of Mardhekar. (Born: 1 December 1909)
2014: Indian journalist and writer Khushwant Singh dies. (Born: 2 February 1915)

Other important and special events in the month of March

International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time.

Mahatma Gandhi started the 200-mile Dandi Yatra for Salt Satyagraha.

Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged.

Birth of Indian industrialist Jamshedji Tata, founder of the Tata Udyog Group. (Died: 19 May 1904)

The first woman teacher and social reformer Savitribai Phule passed away. (Born: 3 January 1831)

Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, father of modern Marathi prose, writer and one of the founders of Kesari passed away. (Born: 20 May 1850)

Improper establishment of National Child Rights Protection

The minimum voting age was raised from 21 years to 18 years by amending the 61 V Constitution.