June 20Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta: 146 British soldiers, Anglo-Indian soldiers and Indian civilians are imprisoned in a small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die from suffocation and heat exhaustion
  • 1756 Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1952 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta, India

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