Today in History – September 26, a lot happened in India and in the rest of the world as well. Let us take a quick look into the glimpses of the past and you in the mean time, try to understand what significance it holds for our today and our future. Feel free to share your thoughts through our comments section.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 26
Today in History – September 26: “India”
1767: At Trinomali, British forces and Haidar Ali’s forces clash with each other.
1820: Birth of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. He is considered as Father of Bengali Prose and he was a great social reformer and educationist.
1919: First Indian meeting of the Rotary Club was held.
1923: Famous film actor – Dev Anand was born.
1932: Gandhi breaks his fast after British Indian Government accepts his demand on Harijans.
1932: Birth of Manmohan Singh – former PM of India who created for himself and India – a legacy of 10 years of darkest rule of Congress (which was nowhere even close to being good since its very inception) laced with scams and scandals of epic proportions.
1975: Parliament approved the 39th Constitutional Amendment Bill.
1996: Former Indian PM – P V Narasimha Rao was chargesheeted by CBI on the St. Kitts case.
Today in History – September 26: “World”
46 BCE: Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to Venus Genetrix – his mythical ancestor. He did so because he vowed the same at the Battle of Pharsalus.
715: At Battle of Compiègne, Theudoald is defeated by Ragenfrid.
1371: Ottoman Sultan’s lieutenant – Lala Şahin Pasha’s forces clash against the forces of Jovan Uglješa and Vukašin Mrnjavčević at the Battle of Maritsa fought during Siberian-Turkish Wars.
1580: Circumnavigation of Earth completed by Sir Francis Drake.
1687: Partial destruction of Parthenon of Athens when Morosini-led Venetian Forces besiege Ottoman Turks who were at that time, stationed in Athens.
1687: Invasion of England by William of Orange was supported by votes of City Council of Amsterdam. The invasion eventually became Glorious Revolution.
1777: Philadelphia occupied by British troops during American Revolution.
1905: First paper on Special Theory of Relativity published by Albert Einstein.
1917: Battle of Polygon Woods begins during WWI.
1918: Meuse-Argonne Offensive during WWI begins. It was one of the bloodiest battles in history of America.
1953: United Kingdom ended the rationing of sugar.
1973: Concorde makes first non-stop flight across Atlantic in record time.
1983: Soviet Nuclear False Alarm takes place. Stanislav Petrov – a military officer identified that a computer glitch was mistaken as a nuclear missile strike by America. It was considered as American first strike.