Singapore's first general election was held on 20 March 1948, with 6 seats in the Legislative Council. The Singapore Progressive Party wins 3 seats.



On 20 March 1995, Temasek Polytechnic became the first tertiary institution to be awarded a licence for private satellite communication links under the Government’s liberalised Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) policy for research and training.




On 20 March 2000, Asian operators M1 in Singapore and Cable & Wireless HKT Mobile Services in Hongkong have successfully carried out a GPRS roaming trial between the two GPRS core networks supplied by Nokia. This is the first such trial in the world for GPRS inter-operator roaming.