On This Day 20 September

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-09-20
In 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to France; in 1870 Rome was incorporated into Italy; in 1932 Gandhi started a hunger strike for the untouchables; in 2011 the US forced ended the "Don't ask don't tell" policy. In 1946 Churchill argued for a "United States of Europe"

The Untouchables

On the 20th of September, 1932, Gandhi started a protest in the form of a fast against the segregation of the untouchables (the dalit level of the Indian caste system).

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The day was observed around India as a day of fasting and prayer, and temples even opened their doors to the "untouchables". It resulted in agreements being reached with the Hindu leaders and the British Government.

Other events on this day

  • 1746: Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to France
  • 1870: Rome was incorporated into Italy, leaving a reduced papal state
  • 1932: Gandhi began a hunger strike against the treatment of the untouchables
  • 1946: Churchill argued for a "United States of Europe"
  • 2011: the end of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy in the US forces
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