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On This Day 20 February 2024 Tuesday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Magha Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Ekadashi

on this dayPanchang / पंचांगpooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्त, on this day

Virram Samvat: 2080
Shaka Samvat: 1945
Amanta Month: Magha
Purnimanta: Magha
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Ekadashi

On This Day

Festivals Today: Antim Tithi
Festials Tomorrow: Pradosh Vrat
Day Today: World Day of Social Justice (A/RES/62/10)
Day Tomorrow: International Mother Language Day (A/RES/56/262)


Prithi – Feb 19 12:00 PM – Feb 20 11:45 AM
Ayushman – Feb 20 11:45 AM – Feb 21 11:50 AM”


Vishti: 09:19 PM – Feb 20 09:56 AM
Bava: 09:56 AM – Feb 20 10:39 PM
Balava: 10:39 PM – Feb 21 11:28 AM”

Sunrise: 6:59
Sunset: 18:10

Moonrise: 14:24
Moonset: 5:04

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्तAuspicious Time / शुभ समय

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:12 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – None

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 3:22 PM – 4:46 PM
Yamaganda – 9:47 AM – 11:10 AM
Gulika – 12:34 PM – 1:58 PM
Dur Muhurat – 09:13 AM – 09:58 AM, 11:17 PM – 12:08 AM
Varjyam – 01:15 AM – 02:59 AM

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Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम:

Major Historical Events

Control of Mumbai Harbour:

On February 20, 1946, revolutionaries in India successfully took over Mumbai Harbour, securing 45 naval ships, between 10 and 12 shore installations, 11 support vessels, and four fleets.

Royal Indian Navy Uprising 1946

Appointment of the Last Viceroy:

Earl Mountbatten was appointed the final Viceroy of India on February 20, 1947, charged with overseeing the nation’s transition to independence.


Britain Sets a Timetable for Leaving India: On February 20, 1947, Clement Attlee, the British Prime Minister, announced a deadline for British withdrawal from India by June 1948, initiating the process for the country’s independence and subsequent partition.

History in Brief On This Day

  1. Impeachment Vote Against President Andrew Johnson: On February 20, 1867, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson, following significant conflict with the Radical Republicans over his policies for reconstructing the Southern states after the Civil War. The Senate, however, fell short of removing him from office by a single vote.

Anniversaries On This Day

  • Annu Kapoor’s Birthday: Celebrating the birth of Annu Kapoor, a distinguished celebrity, on February 20, 1956.
  • Priyanshu Chatterjee’s Birthday: Honoring the birthday of Priyanshu Chatterjee, a celebrated figure in the entertainment industry, on February 20, 1973.
  • Rohan Gavaskar’s Birthday: Marking the birthday of Rohan Gavaskar, an accomplished cricketer, on February 20, 1976, in Kanpur.
  • Justin Verlander’s Birthday: Commemorating the birth of Justin Verlander, an esteemed baseball player, on February 20, 1983, in Manakin, Virginia, USA.
  • Charles Barkley’s Birthday: Celebrating the birthday of Charles Barkley, a renowned basketball player, on February 20, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama, USA.
  • Stephon Marbury’s Birthday: Observing the birthday of Stephon Marbury, a celebrated basketball player, on February 20, 1977, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
  • Buddy Rogers’ Birthday: Remembering Buddy Rogers, a legendary celebrity born on February 20, 1921, in the USA.
  • Patralekha’s Birthday: Celebrating the birthday of Patralekha, a distinguished figure in the entertainment world, on February 20, 1990.
  • Joost van der Westhuizen’s Birthday: Honoring the birthday of Joost van der Westhuizen, a celebrated rugby player, on February 20, 1971, in Pretoria.
  • Gail Kim’s Birthday: Marking the birthday of Gail Kim, a celebrated WWE wrestler and actress, on February 20, 1977, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice

On February 20th, various years bore witness to significant events in India’s struggle for independence, highlighting acts of valor, sacrifice, and resilience against colonial rule. This concise overview captures the essence of these events, commemorating the individuals who stood against oppression.

20 February 1858, Delhi: Jakeeroodeen was executed for his participation in the 1857 Uprising, symbolizing the severe crackdown on rebels.

20 February 1947, Bengal: The Tebhaga movement’s suppression in Khanpur led to the tragic deaths of 20 peasants, including Bhabani Burman, Bhadu Burman, Bholanath Kolkamar, Bhuban Burman, Chiar Shai Sheikh, Dukhna Kolkamar, Fagua Kolkamar, Gahanua Mahato, Gnan Burman, Gurucharan Burman, Hapan Mardi, Jashodarani Barman, Jashodarani Sarkar, Kailash Bhuimali, Kaushalya Kamarni, Majhi Soren, Mongal Burman, Nagen Burman, Narayan Murmu, Purna Kolkamar, Shyamacharan Burman, Thoto Burman, and Alu Burman, marking a pivotal moment in the fight against feudal exploitation.

20 February 1926: Members of the Babbar Akali movement, including Gurdit Singh, Munsha Singh, Surain Singh alias Pheru, and Banta Singh, were sentenced to transportation, showcasing the breadth of the struggle across Punjab.

20 February 1915, Bengal: Kumud Nath Bhattacharji and Prabodh Chandra Bhattacharji took part in the Dharail Political Dacoity, reflecting the revolutionary fervor against British dominion.

20 February 1934, Bengal: Ashwini Guha, a revolutionary, was released from incarceration, only to pass away later, underlining the personal sacrifices made by freedom fighters.

Each name and event from February 20th across different years serves as a reminder of the diverse and united front presented by Indians in their quest for freedom, from the streets of Delhi to the rural heartlands of Bengal, and the prisons of the Andamans. Their legacy is a testament to the enduring spirit of India’s freedom struggle.

Feature Image: This poignant image encapsulates the enduring sacrifices of India’s freedom fighters across different eras, specifically highlighting the historical significance of February 12th. It vividly portrays the unwavering resolve of martyrs from the 1857 Uprising, the valorous combat of Shah Abdul Qudir with the Indian National Army, and the youthful determination of Mohit Roy during the Calcutta protests. Each vignette is a tribute to the relentless spirit of those who laid down their lives for the nation’s independence, serving as a solemn reminder of the price of the liberty we cherish today. (Click here to view the image)

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