On 20 June in South Asian history

ON 20 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on June 20, 2019

1756: In Calcutta (India), after their fort have been taken  by Siraj, the nawab of Bengale, 150 British soldiers are imprisoned in a cell. That became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta
https://www.historytoday.com/archive/black-hole-calcutta
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-Black-Hole-of-Calcutta/

1858 : The Gwalior Fort is captured by British troops and the first Indian Sepoy Mutiny officially comes to an end
http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armycampaigns/indiancampaigns/mutiny/mutiny.htm
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/First_War_of_Indian_Independence

1858-06-20 Fall of Gwalior fort

1887: Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.

1921: Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1921_Buckingham_and_Carnatic_Mills_Strike

1952: Birth of Vikram Seth, Indian poet
http://www.poemhunter.com/vikram-seth/biography/

1959: In India, the 14th Dalai Lama repudiates the Seventeen-point agreement for the peaceful liberation of Tibet, signed in Beijing on May 23, 1951, because “thrust upon Tibetan government and people by the threat of arms”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Point_Agreement_for_the_Peaceful_Liberation_of_Tibet#Repudiation_of_the_Agreement

1984: Birth of Neetu Chandra, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neetu_Chandra
http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/celebs/indian-stars/neetu-chandra/portfolio-pics/articleshow/6066577.cms

1985 :The America’s highest civilian decoration, the Medal of Freedom, is presented to Mother Teresa

1985-06-20 Medal of Freedom is presented to Mother Teresa.

2001: In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf names himself president, replacing Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, as president, and after that dissolves the parliament
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P028
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/472997.stm

2001: With the defection of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (11 MP) to the opposition side, Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga loses the majority in the parliament



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