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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
06/26/1888 Narayan Shripad Rajhans (Balgandharv), famous singer and actor, was born.
06/26/1888 Ghanshyam Das Birla, great freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Pilani.
06/26/1906 M.P. Sivagnanam, famous Tamil writer and social worker, was born at Madras.
06/26/1954 Nehru, Chou En-lai pledge good-neighbor policy at New Delhi.
06/26/1955 Poland and India affirm Panchsheel.
06/26/1975 Chaudhary Charan Singh, freedom fighter and Chief Minister of UP, arrested by British Government.
06/26/1982 First Boeing 707 of Air India `Gaurishankar' was crashed at Sahar Airport (Bombay).
06/26/1983 Five hundred killed or missing as monsoon floods hit the Indian state of Gujarat.
06/26/1991 Sharad Pawar joins Union Cabinet as Defence Minister.
06/26/1992 The Tin Bigha corridor leased to Bangladesh as per the Indo-Bangladesh agreement.
06/26/1995 Madhya Pradesh declared ""Tiger State"" as it homes one sixth of the world's tiger population.
06/26/1997 India declares its chemical weapon stockpiles and storage facilities as part of its obligations as signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/19/1995National Research Centre for Oil Palm(NRCOP), the only institute exclusively devoted to Oil Palm research in India, was established.
12/15/195760 Harijans enter the Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi.
01/04/1881Publication of newspaper 'Kesri' started.
11/07/1991Salauddin and his wife Neena create a world record by travelling in a Nissan car.
03/19/1996Election Commission announces dates of Lok Sabha elections (Apr. 27, May 2, 7 & 21) and Assembly elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal, Assam & Pondicherry.
03/30/1993S. M. Pandit, famous painter, passed away.
06/04/1994Army successfully test-fires the short range surface-to-surface missile, 'Prithvi'.
12/06/1929British Viceroy meets with Indian leaders to discuss dominion status for India.
12/25/1954Manvendranath Roy, great patriot, died.
02/15/1997Conference of Inter-Parliamentary Union in New Delhi.