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Today in History India 26 July

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Check out below about Today in History India 26 July in Indian history or July 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 July 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.

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 26 July

Kargil Victory Day (INDIA)

1745, 26th July: First recorded women’s cricket match at Guildford, England

1788, 26th July: New York became the 11th state of the United States

1847, 26th July: Liberia declared its independence

1856, 26th July: The Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act, 1856, also Act XV, 1856, enacted on this day, legalized the remarriage of Hindu widows in all jurisdictions of India under East India Company rule

1953, 26th July: Fidel Castro’s failed attack on the Moncada Barracks triggered the Cuban Revolution, known as the July 26 Revolution

1956, 26th July: Egyptian President Gamal Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal after the World Bank refused to finance the construction of the Aswan Dam

1965, 26th July: The Maldives gained total independence from the British

1982, 26th July: Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan got injured filming a fight scene for the movie “Coolie”

1999, 26th July: Kargil conflict officially came to an end The Indian Army announced the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders

2008, 26th July: 21 blasts in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, India 56 people were killed and over 200 injured in the accident

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 26

1856: George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist

1875: Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst

1893: Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, an Indian vocalist of the Gwalior Gharana

1904: Malati Devi Choudhury, an Indian civil rights and freedom activist and Gandhian

1910: B R Panthulu, an Indian film director, producer, and actor

1915: K Pattabhi Jois, an Indian yoga teacher, and Sanskrit scholar

1925: Tyeb Mehta, an Indian painter, sculptor, and filmmaker

1926: Pandit Gopal Krishan Sharma, an exponent of Vichitra Veena

1928: Ibn-e-Safi, a fiction writer, novelist, and poet of Urdu from Pakistan 

1967: Jason Statham, an English actor

1972: Jugal Hansraj, an Indian actor, model, producer, writer, author, and director

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 26

1891: Rajendralal Mitra, an Orientalist researcher in Bengal and the first president of the Asiatic Society

1980: Ibn-e-Safi, a fiction writer, novelist, and poet of Urdu from Pakistan 

2009: Bhaskar Chandavarkar, an Indian sitar player, academic and film and theatre composer

2011: Madhu Sudan Kanungo, an eminent Indian scientist

2013: Obaid Siddiqi, the Founder-Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research National Center for Biological Sciences

What happened in India on 26 July

26-July-1614
Jahangir captured Mewar from Rana Amar Singh. A treaty was signed. In the Mughal court, Rana and his son were treated with exceptional courtesy.

26-July-1844
Gooroodas Banerjee was born in Calcutta. He was a Judge of Calcutta High Court.

26-July-1891
Rajendralal Mitra (Raja), famous Bengali ancient researcher, passed away.

26-July-1910
Unrest flares up in the Deccan region of India. Demand grows for self-determination.

26-July-1922
Girilal Jain, famous journalist and editor, was born.

26-July-1923
Mukeshchandra Mathur, famous playback singer, was born.

26-July-1927
Gulabrai Sipahahimalani Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), was born in Karachi.

26-July-1933
Gandhiji went back to Sabarmati Ashram after his release from jail.

26-July-1956
Godavarish Mishra, famous Oriya poet, playwright and essay writer, died.

26-July-1975
Anti-government demonstrations held in Gujarat, defying the emergency law prohibiting such demonstrations.

26-July-1991
Indian, UN Observer Mission in El Salvador joined (ONUSAL from Jul 1991 To Apr 1995).

26-July-1991
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka observe bandh over Cauvery water issue.

26-July-1993
Swami Chinmayananda is named 1992 Hindu of the Year for a lifetime of dynamic service to Sanatana Dharma worldwide. He attained ‘mahasamadhi’ on July 26 at age 77.

26-July-1994
Government rejects JPC report on securities scandal.

26-July-2000
The Centre imposes a ban on employing children belowing 14 years as domestic servants by all Government employees in the All India services at the insistence of the NHRC.

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