On This Day in History | Today 26 May

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What Happened On This Day in History

  • 1739: Mughal emperor Mohammad Shah separated Afghanistan from India under an arrangement with Nader Shah of Iran.
  • 1926: Lebanon was awarded the constitution.
  • 1957: Janata insurance policies started in Bombay (now Mumbai).
  • 1969: Astronauts of Apollo-10 distance to Earth.
  • 1973: Bahrain opposite the constitution.
  • 1983: A magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Japan killed 104 people.
  • 1987: Sri Lanka launches camping against Tamil rebels of Jaffna.
  • 1991: A plane crash Bangkok in Thailand kill 223 people.
  • 1999: ISRO successfully orbits 3 Satellites from India Germany and South Korea.
  • 1999: Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid set a world record of 318 runs in a one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka.
  • 2000: Hezbollah announces that its fighters will leave Southern Lebanon.
  • 2014: Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India.
  • 2020: Mizoram gave industrial status to sports to attract investment from support activities. With this, Mizoram becomes the first state to take this step.
  • 2020: Caronavirus connect tracking app, arogya Setu app change to open scores. The government published the app on the public code repository and showed its source in the public domain.
  • 2020: The government of India announces the appointment of Prem K Nair as the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.

On This Day 26 May

Borns On This Day in History

  • 1912: Charanraj chops wala, one of the famous relevant rise, was born.
  • 1946: India’s best social worker and politician Arun Roy was born.
  • 1983: Wrestler Sushil Kumar was born and won the ‘Bronze the Medal’ for India at the ‘Breezing Olympic game’.

Deaths On This Day in History

  • 2017: K P S Gill died, he was twice the Director-General of police bracket (DGP) of Punjab.
  • 1822: 122 people died in a fire in a Norwegian church.


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