Ajax Loader On This Day | 20 May

On this day:

1498: Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

1873: Blue jeans are patented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis 

1992: India launches its 1st satellite independently

Born on this day:

1894: Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta

Gone on this day:

1506: Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer, discovered the Americas

1932: Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73

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