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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on June 26
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1498, 26th June: First toothbrush made in China.
1906, 26th June: First ever Grand Prix motor race was held at the Le Mans circuit of France.
1960, 26th June: Madagascar gained its independence from France.
1977, 26th June: Elvis Presley performed the last concert of his life in Indiana, USA.
1979, 26th June: Boxer Muhammad Ali retirded.
1997, 26th June: The first book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was first published.
2000, 26th June: P Bandopadhyay became the first woman Air Commodore in the Air Force.
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 26.
1564: Ahmad Sirhindi, an Indian Islamic scholar
1838: Bankimchandra Chatterjee, an Indian novelist, poet, and journalist.
1873: Gauhar Jaan, an Indian singer, and dancer.
1874: Shahu Maharaj, the first Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur.
1888: Bal Gandharva, a Marathi singer and stage actor.
1946: Aruna Roy, an Indian political and social activist.
1958: Suresh Gopi, an Indian actor, politician, playback singer, and television presenter.
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 26.
1810: Joseph Michel Montgolfier, a French inventor of the hot-air balloon.
2001: Vasant Purushottam Kale, an Indian-Marathi writer.
2004: Yash Johar, an Indian Bollywood film producer.
What happened in India on 26 June
Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati, great revolutionary freedom fighter and social reformer, was born.
Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, was born.
Ghanshyam Das Birla, great freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Pilani.
M.P. Sivagnanam, famous Tamil writer and social worker, was born at Madras.
Nehru, Chou En-lai pledge good-neighbor policy at New Delhi.
Poland and India affirm Panchsheel.
Chaudhary Charan Singh, freedom fighter and Chief Minister of UP, arrested by Government.
First Boeing 707 of Air India `Gaurishankar’ was crashed at Sahar Airport (Bombay).
Five hundred killed or missing as monsoon floods hit the Indian state of Gujarat.
Sharad Pawar joins Union Cabinet as Defence Minister.
The Tin Bigha corridor leased to Bangladesh as per the Indo-Bangladesh agreement.
Madhya Pradesh declared “Tiger State” as it homes one sixth of the world’s tiger population.
India declares its chemical weapon stockpiles and storage facilities as part of its obligations as signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention.