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Today in History India 26 February 2023

Check out below about Today in History India 26 February in Indian history or February 26 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 26 February in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on February 26

1857, 26th Feb: First military revolt against the British at Baharampur in West Bengal.

1858, 26th Feb: Diwan Maniram Dutta and Piyali Barua were hanged for their efforts to re-establish the royal family of Assam.

1928, 26th Feb: A generation of Christians who converted from Hindu to Christianity began to be converted back to Hinduism.

1975, 26th Feb: The country’s first kite museum, Shankar Center, was established in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

1984, 26th Feb: INSAT-1-E, an all-India multi-purpose Indian satellite, was dedicated to the nation.

1998, 26th Feb: The Parli-Vaijnath Thermal Power Station generated 14.709 million units of electricity in a single day, setting a new record for power generation (in India and beyond).

1999, 26th Feb: The tasteful hotel in Ghosale Lake, Thane, the first floating hotel in Asia, was gutted by fire.

2019, 26th Feb: India launched air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan.

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on February 26

1802: Victor Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist.

1829: Levi Strauss, a German-born American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans, Levi Strauss & Co.

1874: Kalapi, Indian Gujrati poet.

1887: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, an Indian diplomat and statesman known for his key role in drafting the Constitution of India.

1908: Leela Majumdar, a Bengali writer. 

1922: Manmohan Krishna, a popular Indian film actor, and director.

1937: Manmohan Desai, a veteran Indian film producer, and director.

1957: Shaktikanta Das, former Governor of the Reserve bank of India.

1994: Bajrang Punia, a freestyle wrestler from India.

Death Anniversaries of famous people on February 26

1886: Narmadashankar Dave, a Gujarati poet.

1887: Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first Indian female practitioner of western medicine.

1966: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, an Indian independence activist and politician.

2004: Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan, an Indian politician.

What happened in India on 26 February

26-February-320
Chandragupta I succeeded his father Ghatotkacha at Patliputra. He is known for establishing the Gupta dynasty. Gupta era begins.

26-February-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.

26-February-1858
Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam).

26-February-1874
Sursingh Takhtsingh Gohil `Kalapi’, famous Gujrati poet, was born.

26-February-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.

26-February-1901
The notes of Rs twenty denomination were issued with two issuing circles. These notes had four numeric denominations.

26-February-1915
Pran Nath Chhuttani, great physician and teacher, was born.

26-February-1937
Manmohan Desai, film producer and director, was born.

26-February-1946
Mrinal Pandey, famous Hindi columnist, was born.

26-February-1966
34 national leaders charge Indira Gandhi’s rule is ‘constitutional dictatorship’.

26-February-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.

26-February-1971
Noel David, Hyderabad off-spinner who played ODI in 1997, was born.

26-February-1972
President Varahgiri Venkat Giri inaugurated the Vikram Earth Satellite Station at Wardha near Arvi.

26-February-1975
Bhanubhai Shah established the first kite museum of India called ‘Shankar Kendara’ in Ahmedabad.

26-February-1976
V. S. Khandekar was honoured by Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award for the novel ‘Yayati’.

26-February-1984
Satellite Insat 1-B dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

26-February-1996
Parliament’s budget session opens.

26-February-1996
Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi’s second CM.

26-February-1998
Kalyan Singh wins the ”composite floor test” in the Assembly, securing 225 votes against the 196 got by Jagadambika Pal.

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