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On This Day 20 April 2024 Saturday

On This Day 20 April, Sam Vikram: 2081 Purnimanta Mass: Chaitra Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Trayodashi   – Apr 20 10:42 PM – Apr 22 01:11 AM, let us have a quick look of the events and anniversaries of India and the world

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Shaka Samvat: 1946

Purnimanta: Chaitra
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Trayodashi   – Apr 20 10:42 PM – Apr 22 01:11 AM

On This Day

Festivals Today: 0
Festials Tomorrow: Pradosh Vrat, Mahaaveer Jayantee
Day Today: Chinese Language Day
Day Tomorrow: World Creativity and Innovation Day (A/RES/71/284)


Dhruva – Apr 20 01:44 AM – Apr 21 02:47 AM
Vyaghata – Apr 21 02:47 AM – Apr 22 03:44 AM


Bava – Apr 19 08:05 PM – Apr 20 09:23 AM
Balava – Apr 20 09:23 AM – Apr 20 10:42 PM
Kaulava – Apr 20 10:42 PM – Apr 21 11:58 AM”

Sunrise: 5:54
Sunset: 18:45

Moonrise: 15:46
Moonset: 4:22

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Abhijit Muhurat – 11:54 AM – 12:45 PM
Amrit Kaal – 06:50 AM – 08:38 AM
Brahma Muhurat – 04:17 AM – 05:05 AM

Inauspicious Time

Rahu – 9:07 AM – 10:43 AM
Yamaganda – 1:56 PM – 3:32 PM
Gulika – 5:54 AM – 7:30 AM
Dur Muhurat – 07:36 AM – 08:28 AM
Varjyam – 10:11 PM – 11:59 PM

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Freedom Fighters sacrificed- At Least: 6

Major Historical Events

Poonch-Rajouri Attack – Terrorist Incident

  • Date: 20 April 2023
  • Location: Poonch and Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Incident: A terrorist attack resulted in the tragic loss of five lives and left one individual injured.
  • Context: This attack is part of the ongoing security challenges in the region, which has seen various acts of violence over the years.

Battle of Lahore – Historical Battle

  • Date: 20 April, 1758
  • Participants: Malharrao Holkar and Raghunathrao
  • Outcome: Successful attack on Lahore, leading to the defeat of Najib Khan.
  • Significance: This battle was a crucial part of the Marathas’ northern expansion in India, marking a significant moment in their military campaigns during the 18th century.

Moradabad Hailstorm – Natural Disaster

  • Date: 20 April, 1880
  • Location: Moradabad, India
  • Event: A severe hailstorm struck the area, causing extensive damage and loss of life.
  • Casualties: Reportedly killed 246 people, highlighting the devastating impact of severe weather events in the region during that period.

History in Brief

Bay of Pigs Invasion – Historical Event: The Bay of Pigs Invasion by Cuban exiles concluded in failure on this day 20 April, 1961.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Environmental Disaster: On 20 April, 2010, the largest oil spill in US history began in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Anniversaries On This Day

Juthika Roy – Celebrated Vocalist: Celebrates her birth on 20 April, 1920.

Rajiv Menon – Entertainment Luminary: The renowned Indian filmmaker and cinematographer Rajiv Menon was born on 20 April, 1963.

Ramachandran Ramesh – Chess Virtuoso: Born on April 20, 1976, Ramachandran Ramesh is celebrated for his contributions to chess.

Phil Hill – Renowned Race Car Driver: Phil Hill, an acclaimed Formula 1 driver, was born in Miami, Florida, USA, on 20 April, 1927.

Young Tom Morris – Golf Legend: Born on 20 April, 1851, in St. Andrews, Scotland, Young Tom Morris is remembered as a pioneering figure in golf.

Steve Spurrier – Football Coach and Player: Born on April 20, 1945, in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Steve Spurrier is recognized for his influential career in American football.

Don Mattingly – Baseball Icon: Born on April 20, 1961, in Evansville, Indiana, USA, Don Mattingly is known both as a player and a coach in baseball.

Raymond van Barneveld – Darts Champion: Celebrates his birthday on April 20, 1967.

Luke Kuechly – NFL Star: Born on April 20, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Luke Kuechly is celebrated for his accomplishments in American football.

Alexander Zverev – Tennis Prodigy: Born on April 20, 1997, in Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Zverev has made significant impacts in the world of tennis.

Shakeel Badayuni – Poetic Genius: Passed away on April 20, 1970, remembered for his profound contributions to Urdu poetry and Bollywood songs.

Rick Rude – Wrestling Legend: Passed away on April 20, 1999, known for his charismatic and villainous persona in professional wrestling.

Rubin Carter – Boxing Great: Passed away on April 20, 2014, in Clifton, New Jersey, USA. Rubin Carter was famed for both his boxing prowess and his dramatic life story, which inspired the film “The Hurricane.”

Columbine High School Massacre – Tragic School Shooting: The deadliest school shooting in U.S. history at the time occurred on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado, when two students opened fire at Columbine High School.

Rick Rude – Wrestling Legend: Passed away on April 20, 1999, known for his charismatic and villainous persona in professional wrestling.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Environmental Disaster: On April 20, 2010, the largest oil spill in US history began in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Rubin Carter – Boxing Great: Passed away on April 20, 2014, in Clifton, New Jersey, USA. Rubin Carter was famed for both his boxing prowess and his dramatic life story, which inspired the film “The Hurricane.”

Babita – Celebrated Actor: Babita, an acclaimed Indian film actress, known for her work in Hindi cinema during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice

“On this day 20 April,” marks significant episodes in the struggle for independence across various regions of India. From the repercussions of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre to individual acts of defiance and sacrifice during the 1857 Uprising and the Quit India Movement, this date encapsulates the enduring spirit and the grave sacrifices made in the pursuit of freedom from colonial rule. Here, we recount these pivotal events that occurred on April 20 in different years, highlighting the courageous actions and tragic losses of those involved in the fight against oppression.

The Aftermath of Jallianwala Bagh (1919)

Permanand and Waris: On April 13, 1919, a peaceful gathering at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, which included Permanand and Waris, was met with brutal force by British troops. The indiscriminate firing led to numerous deaths and injuries. Both Permanand, a 24-year-old Hindu, and Waris, a 30-year-old Arain, succumbed to their injuries on April 20, 1919. Their deaths symbolize the extreme sacrifices made during the struggle and the ruthless measures employed by the British to suppress peaceful protests.

The 1857 Uprising

This day also commemorates several key figures from the 1857 Uprising against British rule:

Ahmad Yar Khan: A prominent leader from Awadh, Ahmad Yar Khan played a crucial role as a Nazim. Captured after the defeat of the rebels, he was executed by hanging on April 20, 1858, marking a tragic yet pivotal moment in the uprising’s history.

Zalim Singh and Others: Zalim Singh, who abandoned his post in the East India Company army to join the rebellion, was sentenced to transportation for life and died in captivity in the Andaman Islands on April 20, 1858. His story is echoed by others like Masira, Meer Khan, Mehan Singh, and Nusyat Khan, all of whom were sentenced on the same date and later died in the harsh conditions of the Andaman Islands, illustrating the severe penalties imposed on rebels.

The Quit India Movement (1942-1943)

Mangra Bhagat and Raghunath Rondhari: The Quit India Movement saw significant participation across India, including individuals like Mangra Bhagat and Raghunath Rondhari. Mangra Bhagat, active in the movement, was arrested and later died in Patna Camp Jail 20 April, 1943. Similarly, Raghunath Rondhari, who was detained under harsh conditions in Nowrangpur Sub-Jail, died of heart failure on the same day due to the deteriorating health conditions exacerbated by his imprisonment.


“On 20 April,” serves not just as a chronological marker but as a day of remembrance for the brave souls who fought and often paid the ultimate price for the freedom of their nation. Each story, from the fields of Amritsar to the cells of the Andaman Islands, from the rallies of the Quit India Movement to the battlegrounds of the Uprising of 1857, contributes to the rich tapestry of India’s struggle for independence. These narratives of courage, sacrifice, and resilience continue to inspire and remind us of the cost of the freedoms we enjoy today.

Feature Image: The image depicts a divided landscape with Mahatma Gandhi standing at the center. To Gandhi’s left, the scene is peaceful, showing people calmly walking past traditional Indian architecture, under a clear sky. To his right, the atmosphere is tense; the sky is stormy above a scene of destruction and disarray, with people in various states of distress. This stark contrast symbolizes the division between peace and turmoil that Gandhi faced. (Click here to see image)


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