History – 26 January 2019

Important events of January 26

  • 1666 – France announces war against England.
  • 1841 – Hong Kong went into British occupation.
  • 1845 – British General Charles Garden was killed in Sudan.
  • 1930 – Swaraj Day was celebrated for the first time in India under British rule.
  • 1931- During the ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’, Mahatma Gandhi was released for talks with the British government.
  • 1931 – Hungary and Austria sign peace peace treaty.
  • 1934 – A ten-year non-aggression pact between Germany and Poland occurred.
  • 1950 – India was declared a sovereign democratic republic and the constitution of India came into force.
  • 1950 – First and last Governor General of independent India, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari resigned from his post and Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of the country.
  • 1950 – Lions of Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh get recognition of national symbol.
  • 1950 – The Indian Federal Court (‘Federal Court of India’), constituted in the year 1937, was named Supreme Court (‘Supreme Court of India’).
  • 1950 – India’s warship HMIS Delhi I.S. Delhi was changed.
  • 1963 – Due to the amazing beauty of peacock, the Indian government declared it a national bird on January 26.
  • 1972 – In memory of martyrs in war, ‘Amar Jawan National Memorial’ was established at India Gate of Delhi.
  • 1981- Air Service Wing started while keeping Air traffic in the northeast India in mind.
  • 1982 – Indian Railways introduced Palace on Wheels service to make tourists enjoy the luxury rail travel.
  • 1990 – Vice President of Romania D. Majiloo resigns.
  • 1991 – Iraq sends seven aircraft to Iran.
  • 1992 – Many people are injured in police firing on demonstrations of opposition in Mauritania.
  • 1994 – Inauguration of First Lady Police Station in Rawalpindi (Pakistan)
  • 1999 – Organizing the World Conference on Women’s Sexual Abuse in Dhaka (Bangladesh).
  • 2000 – Konkan Railway Project is completed and first passenger carriage was launched.
  • 2001 – A severe earthquake of 7.7 in Bhuj in Gujarat. Millions of people were killed in this earthquake.
  • 2002 – Agni-II missile is the center of attraction on the 53rd Republic Day of India.
  • 2003 – Iranian President Syed Mohammed Khatami joins Republic Day celebrations.
  • 2004 – Queen Elizabeth of Britain announces the title of ‘Knight’ to Microsoft President Bill Gates.
  • 2005 – On the occasion of Republic Day, there was no casualties on the bomb blast in Manipur and Assam.
  • 2005 – Legendary historian William Daekin dies
  • 2008 – On the occasion of the 59th Republic Day, Pratibha Patil, the country’s first woman President, took salute from the parade.
  • 2008 – N.R. Narayanamurthy was honored with the highest civilian honor of the Government of France, ‘The Officer of the Legion of Overs’.
  • 2008 – A British court sentenced nine months to jail for the Sri Lankan militant leader Lieutenant Mirenderan.
  • 2010 – India seized Bangladesh 2-0 in the series by winning the second Test by 10 wickets in Mirpur.
  • 2010 – President Pratibha Patil announced the names of 130 persons who received the Padma Award. Among them, legendary Ibrahim-al-Qazi and Zohra Sehgal of theater Jagat, famous performer Rekha and Amir Khan, Oscar winner AR Rahman and Rasool Pokutti, formula racer Narayan Karthikeyan, cricketer Virender Sehwag, badminton player Saina Nehwal and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s Guru Ramakant Achrekar is included.

The person born on January 26

  • 1906 – Satyavati Devi – Communist woman and freedom fighter.
  • 1915 – Queen Gaidenleu – Indian women freedom fighter
  • 1923 – Devanath Pandey ‘Rasal’ – famous poet
  • 1967 – Pradeep Somasundaran, Indian playback singer

Death on January 26

  • 1823 – Edward Jenner – Famous Chemist.
  • 1954 – Manvendra Nath Rai – Strong supporters of revolutionary thinker and humanism in the Indian philosophers of the present century.
  • 1968 – Madhav Shreeharri Anse – One of the freedom fighters fighting for India’s independence.
  • 2012 – Kartar Singh Duggal – Famous Literary Writing in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu Languages
  • 2015 – R. Of Laxman famous cartoonist.

Important Events and Festivals of January 26

  • Indian Republic Day (70th).
  •  J & K Foundation Day
  • International Customs Day.