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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
Chandragupta I succeeded his father Ghatotkacha at Patliputra. He is known for establishing the Gupta dynasty. Gupta era begins.
2/26/1857 First Indian Revolution called the Sepoy Mutiny ends in a few months with the fall of Delhi and Lucknow which broke out in Berhampore by the 19th Bengal Infantry.
2/26/1858 Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam).
2/26/1874 Sursingh Takhtsingh Gohil `Kalapi', famous Gujrati poet, was born.
2/26/1887 Sir Benegal Narsingh Rao, an eminent lawyer and political leader, was born. He was the first Indian President of UN Security Council in 1950.
2/26/1901 The notes of Rs twenty denomination were issued with two issuing circles. These notes had four numeric denominations.
2/26/1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, great physician and teacher, was born.
2/26/1937 Manmohan Desai, film producer and director, was born.
2/26/1946 Mrinal Pandey, famous Hindi columnist, was born.
2/26/1966 34 national leaders charge Indira Gandhi's rule is 'constitutional dictatorship'.
2/26/1966 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ""Veer Savarkar"", great revolutionary freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, passed away at the ripe old age of 83. He was known for the first person to flee by swimming from Port Blair Jail and was associated with right-wing Hindu Mahasabha, started the Abinav Bharat as a secret society of revolutionary terrorists. He was a great Novelist and Poet.
2/26/1971 Noel David, Hyderabad off-spinner who played ODI in 1997, was born.
2/26/1972 President Varahgiri Venkat Giri inaugurated the Vikram Earth Satellite Station at Wardha near Arvi.
2/26/1975 Bhanubhai Shah established the first kite museum of India called 'Shankar Kendara' in Ahmedabad.
2/26/1976 V. S. Khandekar was honoured by Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award for the novel 'Yayati'.
2/26/1984 Satellite Insat 1-B dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
2/26/1996 Parliament's budget session opens.
2/26/1996 Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi's second CM.
2/26/1998 Kalyan Singh wins the ''composite floor test'' in the Assembly, securing 225 votes against the 196 got by Jagadambika Pal.


Other Historical Dates and Events
8/1/1957M. K. Vellodi was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 04-06-1958.
2/15/1924Shankarrao Bajirao Patil, great leader of Maharashtra, was born.
7/22/1925Homi Jehangir Teleyarkhan, social worker, was born.
12/16/1971Bangladesh was formed. President Yahya Khan of Pakistan changed his position dramatically and announced he would accept a ceasefire with India. After his forces in East Pakistan surrendered unconditionally, Yahya Khan vowed to keep fighting in the West against his political enemy. His reversal today undermines his administration, and there are growing indications he will step down as head of the military government. Yahya has already been criticized for his brutal repression of the Bengali separatist movement, which has renamed East Pakistan as Bangladesh. It appears that the separatists may actually benefit from the fighting, because India has managed to defeat most of Yahya's military forces in East Pakistan.
11/30/1989Congress (I) emerges largest party in Lok Sabha by winning 193 seats, Congress (I) rule in Karnataka and Veerendra Patil made the Chief Minister.
11/16/1908Bommi Narsingh Reddy, famous film story writer, was born.
12/27/1911Jana Gana Mana.... ,' India ' s National Anthem, was first sung at the Indian National Congress session held at Calcutta.
9/11/1985Sri Lanka score their first Test victory by 149 runs against India.
2/6/1954Kashmir Assembly accepts re-unification with India.
8/26/1975Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar, freedom fighter, journalist and Padmabhushan awardee, died.