new Delhi: 26 April History Update: There cannot be a better teacher than history. History does not only include events in itself, but you can learn a lot from these events as well. In this episode, you will know what happened in the country and world today, on 26 April, what big events had happened which left an impact on the pages of history. You will know that, on this day, we will talk more about the special persons born, those who went away from the world on this day.
1654 – Jews are expelled from Brazil.
1755 – Russia’s first university opens in the capital city of Moscow.
1828 – Russia declares war against Turkey in support of Greek independence.
1841- The Bombay Gadget newspaper was first published on silk cloth.
1928 – The Madame Tussauds exhibition, famous for wax sculptures, was shown in London.
1929 – India’s first non-stop flight from England was completed.
1959 – Cuba invades Panama.
1962 – An American spacecraft touched the moon’s surface for the first time.
1975 – Sikkim became the 22nd state of India.
1980- Positional astronomy center was established in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1984 – Ronald Reagan, the then US President, visits China.
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1990 – VRP Menon set a world record in 1990 by doing disco dance for 463 hours continuously.
1993 – Around 60 people were killed in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1993 when a Boeing-737 plane crashed.
2008 – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dedicated the 390 MW Dul Hasti Hydel Power Project in Jammu and Kashmir to the country.
2010 – Bihar government decided to brand the famous Chiniya banana of Bihar as ‘Ganga Banana’.
Born on 26 April – Born on 26th April
In 1864, Pandit Gurudutt Vidyarthi, a disciple of Swami Dayanand Saraswati and one of the five prominent leaders of the Arya Samaj, was born.
In 1953, Indian film actress Mongumi Chatterjee was born.
Famous film director, cinematographer and writer Nitin Bose was born in 1987.
Died on 26 April – Died on 26th April
The great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam died in 1920.
Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, died in 1961.
The distinguished poet and critic Malayaz died in 1982.
Indian music director Shankar Raghuvanshi died in 1987.
Former Prime Minister of Nepal and President of Nepali Communist Party Manmohan Adhikari died in 1999.
Rajasthan Governor Prabha Rao died in 2010.
This post was published on April 26, 2020 9:20 am
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