February 20 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1846 British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore

Appointment of Interest

1947 Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence

Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1945 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor (Vicky Donor), born in Bhopal, India
  • 1976 Rohan Gavaskar, Indian cricket batsman (11 ODIs; son of Sunil Gavaskar), born in Kanpur, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1950 Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, dies at 60

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