On 20 May in South Asian history

ON 20 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 20, 2019

1498: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vasco-da-gama-reaches-india
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06374a.htm

1498-05-20 Vasco de Gama Calicut

1894: Birth of Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, who died on January 8, 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramacharya
https://rlalitha.wordpress.com/2009/06/09/sri-chandrasekharendra-saraswati-swamigal/

1900: Birth of Sumitranandan Pant, Indian poet who died on December 28, 1977
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/20-may-1900-sumitranandan-pant-indian-poet-was-born

Sumitranandan Pant (1900-1977)

1939: Birth of Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter who died on February 13, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balu_Mahendra
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/balu-mahendra/biography.html

1967: Birth of Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
http://www.fas.org/irp/world/iraq/956-tni.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDPVMgt1JCE

1982: In the Afghanistan war, first exchange of prisoners closed of the Pakistani border

1983: Birth of Jr. NTR, Indian film actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jr._NTR

1992: India launches its first satellite independently

2006: In Dhaka, a series of massive wildcat strikes begin, involving nearly 1.8 million garment workers in Bangladesh
https://libcom.org/news/article.php/bangladesh-garment-revolt-140706

2008: India and Pakistan resume talks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7409672.stm

2009: Sri Lanka celebrates victory over the Tamil Tigers with a national holiday as the army hunt down fugitive rebels




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