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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
02/26/0320 Chandragupta I succeeded his father Ghatotkacha at Patliputra. He is known for establishing the Gupta dynasty. Gupta era begins.
02/26/1857 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.
02/26/1858 Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam).
02/26/1874 Sursingh Takhtsingh Gohil `Kalapi', famous Gujrati poet, was born.
02/26/1887 Sir Benegal Narsingh Rao, an eminent lawyer and political leader, was born. He was the first Indian President of UN Security Council in 1950.
02/26/1901 The notes of Rs twenty denomination were issued with two issuing circles. These notes had four numeric denominations.
02/26/1915 Pran Nath Chhuttani, great physician and teacher, was born.
02/26/1937 Manmohan Desai, film producer and director, was born.
02/26/1946 Mrinal Pandey, famous Hindi columnist, was born.
02/26/1966 34 national leaders charge Indira Gandhi's rule is 'constitutional dictatorship'.
02/26/1966 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.
02/26/1971 Noel David, Hyderabad off-spinner who played ODI in 1997, was born.
02/26/1972 President Varahgiri Venkat Giri inaugurated the Vikram Earth Satellite Station at Wardha near Arvi.
02/26/1975 Bhanubhai Shah established the first kite museum of India called 'Shankar Kendara' in Ahmedabad.
02/26/1976 V. S. Khandekar was honoured by Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award for the novel 'Yayati'.
02/26/1984 Satellite Insat 1-B dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
02/26/1996 Parliament's budget session opens.
02/26/1996 Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi's second CM.
02/26/1998 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
03/17/1995Congress-I in Arunachal Pradesh wins two-third majority.
12/07/1998A. B. Vajpayee questions Pakistan's decision to hand over part of occupied Kashmir to China and says the area belongs to India.
10/19/1925B. Shankaranand, former central minister, was born.
08/18/1923Sadashiv ""Sadu"" Ganpatrao Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner during the late 1940's and early 1950's), was born in Bombay.
04/09/1991Rajendra Mathur, editor of Hindi daily newspaper 'Navbharat Times', passed away.
06/12/1972D. G. Tendulkar, historian who had written the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, died.
08/15/1947Indian Independence Day.
02/12/1998Om Prakash, 78, Hindi film comedian, passed away in Mumbai.
01/02/1994India and Pakistan resume talks after a gap of 16 months.
12/13/1902Ilachandra Joshi, famous Hindi novelist, story writer, critic and journalist, was born.