Today in History – December 26 – India and World is an article designed to provide historical facts and events in a chronological order. This article goes hand-in-hand with preparations of competitive examinations like UPSC and banking exams. So, in case you need so quick recap of the historical events that took place on this very day. So, let us begin.
What Happened On This Day in History – December 26
Today in History – December 26: “India”
1530: The first Mughal emperor, Babur died at Dholpur (near Agra).
1831: Henry Louis Vivian Derozio (Headmaster of Hindu College and a radical thinker) passed away on this day in Kolkata.
1899: Udham Singh, a revolutionary who killed Michael O’Dwyer, was born on this day.
1904: Motor car race (first cross-country race) was started between Delhi and Bombay. 1,425 km distance was to be covered in a span of 7 days.
1914: Baba Amte, a great social worker, was born on this day.
1999: Shankar Dayal Sharma, the ninth president of India, passed away on this day.
Today in History – December 26: “World”
1776: During the American Revolutionary War, Continental Army attacked and defeated Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton.
1790: During the French Revolution, Louis XVI gave his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
1793: In the Second Battle of Wissembourg, France defeated Austria.
1805: Treaty of Pressburg was signed by France and Austria.
1862: During American Civil War, Battle of Chickasaw Bayou began this day.
1898: Isolation of Radium was announced by Marie and Pierre Curie.
1943: During WWII, After a battle against Royal Navy forces , a German warship was sunk at Norway’s North Cape.
1963: Beatles released “I want To Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” in US and craze for Beatles started all over the world.
1991: Soviet Union’s Supreme Soviet meets and dissolves the Soviet Union formally.
2009: China starts high speed rail route which is the world’s largest. It connects Beijing and Guangzhou.