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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/26/1888 Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, was born.
6/26/1888 Ghanshyam Das Birla, great freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Pilani.
6/26/1906 M.P. Sivagnanam, famous Tamil writer and social worker, was born at Madras.
6/26/1954 Nehru, Chou En-lai pledge good-neighbor policy at New Delhi.
6/26/1955 Poland and India affirm Panchsheel.
6/26/1975 Chaudhary Charan Singh, freedom fighter and Chief Minister of UP, arrested by British Government.
6/26/1982 First Boeing 707 of Air India `Gaurishankar' was crashed at Sahar Airport (Bombay).
6/26/1983 Five hundred killed or missing as monsoon floods hit the Indian state of Gujarat.
6/26/1991 Sharad Pawar joins Union Cabinet as Defence Minister.
6/26/1992 The Tin Bigha corridor leased to Bangladesh as per the Indo-Bangladesh agreement.
6/26/1995 Madhya Pradesh declared ""Tiger State"" as it homes one sixth of the world's tiger population.
6/26/1997 India declares its chemical weapon stockpiles and storage facilities as part of its obligations as signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/2/1949Sarojini Naidu, ""Nightingale of India"", freedom fighter, social worker and patriot, passed away when she was the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She also holds a place of pride among the women freedom fighters of India. She presided over the Kanpur session of Indian National Congress. She took active part in Salt Satyagraha and represented Indian women in Round Table Conference, London, 1931.
5/18/1901Nibaran Chandra Chakrabarti, great poet and Hindi writer, was born in Brahmangaon, (Dacca).
4/4/1996Supreme Court rules that political parties without audited accounts cannot take advantage of an election law that exempts tax expenditure on candidates.
9/30/1992Laurie Baker wins Rs. 25 lakh UN World Habitat award.
4/5/1989Pannalal Patel, great Gujrati litterateur, died.
3/15/1920Ranganandhan Francis, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56), was born.
10/6/1913V. R. Kant, famous poet, was born.
9/5/1998Trishul and Akash test fired from Chandipore.
7/13/1998The Government is prevented from tabling the Women's Reservation Bill.
9/26/1996High Court rejected Rao's petition for anticipatory bail in Pathak cheating case.