Learn with Dates 20 October – What happened today in history?

Learn with Dates 20 October – What happened today in history?

World Osteoporosis Day

observed annually on October 20th

To raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

launched on October 20th 1996 by the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society

Sino-Indian War

20 October 1962 – 21 November 1962

President – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Prime Minister – Jawaharlal Nehru

Defense Minister – V. K. Krishna Menon

Casualties – 1,383 killed

Muammar Gaddafi

Died – 20 October 2011

known as ‘Colonel Gaddafi’

ruler of Libya since 1949 – 2011(42 years)

James Chadwick

Born – 20 October 1891

Died – 24 July 1974

Known for Discovery of the neutron

Awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932

Virender Sehwag

Born – 20 October 1978

former Indian cricketer

first One Day International in 1999

first Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008

Arjuna Award – 2002

Padma Shree 2010

Leila Seth

Born – 20 October 1930

Died – 5 May 2017

Indian judge who served as the first woman judge on the Delhi High Court

first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court, Himachal Pradesh High Court

member of the 15th Law Commission of India from 1997 to 2000


Updated on 03 Nov 2020  |  by admin