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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
5/26/1739 Afghanistan was separated from the Indian empire as a result of a treaty signed between Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah and Nadir Shah.
5/26/1885 Govindagraj (Ram Ganesh Gadkari), great Marathi playwright, comedy author and poet, was born.
5/26/1906 Benjamin Peary Pal, internationally famous scientist of Indian agriculture, was born at Mukundpur, Punjab. In 1929, he went to Cambridge to do research on wheat and he returned to Burma with a Ph.D. five years later. In 1933, he got a research job with what is now known as the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. In 1965, Pal became Director General of the newly founded Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi. He has written several books on roses, the most popular being ""The Rose in India"".
5/26/1916 Rangnath Manohar Joshi (Nirmal Guruji), Marathi author, was born.
5/26/1926 Kankalta, freedom fighter, was born in Bargawadi village at Assam . She was shot when she tried to flur the Indian National Flag in Gopur, Assam.
5/26/1931 One hundred miners were trapped beneath a blazing mine. It was thought that there were unlikely to be any survivors in Madras.
5/26/1935 Swami Mrigendra Channaya, great Social Scientist in Maharashtra, was born.
5/26/1945 Vilasrao Dagdojirao Deshmukh, leader in Maharashtra, was born.
5/26/1946 Gandhiji considers 'Plan' the best document produced by British Government under the circumstances.
5/26/1948 First ever trade agreement with Pakistan.
5/26/1957 Janta Insurance Scheme was inaugurated in Bombay.
5/26/1983 R. V. Marathe, father of Postal Index, passed away.
5/26/1993 The Centre decides to implement the Mandal Commission recommendation to provide 27\% reservation for the socially and educationally backward classes in the Central Services from 15th June.
5/26/1997 Government decides to allow the use of environment-friendly LPG as a motor vehicle fuel.
5/26/1998 Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, economist, was awarded the 1998 Freedom Prize of the Max Schmidmeiny Foundation.
5/26/1998 S. Chandrasekar, scientist, was selected for the Niels Bohr-UNESCO gold medal.
5/26/1999 IRS-P4(OCEANSAT) with an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR) and two small satellites (KITSAT of Korea and TUBSAT of Germany) launched by PSLV-C2.
5/26/2000 In a significant development, the Government decides to allow disinvestment up to 60 per cent equity of Air India.
5/26/2000 Prabhakar G. Surur (93) died in Mumbai.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/18/2000K.M. Beenamol breaks P.T. Usha's record in 400m at 51.21 sec in an international meet at Kiev in Ukraine.
5/29/1936Gandhi's eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith.
7/3/1991Rupee devalued again from 10.58 to 10.96\% .
11/16/1947Kamta Prasad ""Guru"" died at Jabalpur. He was renowned for his contribution in the field of Hindi Grammer. He was the editor of a monthly 'Saraswati' and 'Balasakha', children magaz
7/11/1957Aga Sultan Sir Muhammad (1877-1957), Aga Khan III, spritual leader of Ismaeli Muhammedans, passed away. He worked for Britian in the WW I & II. Aga Khan was extremly rich, he once had himself weighed against a sack of diamonds belonging to him. He was also one among those who formed the Muslim League.
7/1/1955Imperial Bank of India was inaugurated and was renamed as State Bank of India.
7/9/199517 Indian mountaineers peaked Jogambha in the Garhwal Himalayas.
3/12/1913Yashvantrao Balvantrao Chavan, first Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.
4/19/1975First Indian Satellite ''Aryabhata'' launched. The Satellite provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system. It was launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.
2/14/2000Mr. B. Rachaiah (78), former Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Goa, died in a hospital in Bangalore.