October 26 in History – What happened on 26 October in Past

✅ Published on October 26th, 2019 in October in History

26 October - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on October 26, the day number in a year is 299 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 300. October 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

October 26 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1341The Byzantine army proclaimed chief minister John VIKantakouzenos emperor, triggering a civil war between his supporters andthose of John V Palaiologos, the heir to the throne.
1708The final stone of St Paul's Cathedral, rebuilt after theoriginal burned down in the 1666 Great Fire of London, was laid by theson of its architect, Christopher Wren.
1708The construction of St Paul's Cathedral in London was completed.
1775Bahadurshah Zafar, the last emperor of the Mughals was born in India.
1811The Argentine government declared freedom of expression for the press.
1813War of 1812-A force consisting of about 1,630 French Canadianregulars and militia and Mohawk warriors under Charles de Salaberryrepulsed an American force of about 4,000 attempting to invade Canada.
1825The Erie Canal opened between the Hudson River and Lake Erie.
1859The steamship Royal Charter was broken off the coast of Welles in England, killing 658 people.
1863The Football Association was formed in London.
1865Standard Oil Company opened.
1876The American Library Association was established in Philadelphia.
1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, one of the most famousgunfights in the history of the American Old West, took place inTombstone, Arizona, between the faction of Wyatt Earp and Ike Clanton'sgang.
1911China's first civil code was introduced in the imperial court.
1921The Chicago Theatre, which is the oldest surviving Neo-BaroqueFrench-revival grand movie palace, opened.
1934All India Rural Industries Association was established under the patronage of Mahatma Gandhi.
1940The North American P-51 Mustang, one of the most effectivefighter aircraft for the Allies during World War II, made its firstflight.
1943The cholera epidemic in Calcutta (then Kolkata) killed 2155 people in the third week of October.
1944During his vice presidential campaign, Democratic candidate David Duke told journalists that he was never a member of the Ku Klux Klan, nor will he ever be.
1944World War II-In one of the largest naval battles in modern history, Allied forces defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the seas surrounding the Philippine island of Leyte.
1950Saint Mother Teresa established a charity mission in Calcutta.
1951Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain.
1955Ngo Dinh Diem proclaimed himself president of the newly createdRepublic of Vietnam after defeating former Emperor Bao Dai in afraudulent referendum supervised by his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu.
1958Pan American launched the first transatlantic flight of the World Airways Boeing 707.
1959In a first, photographs of the far side of the moon have been captured on Earth using a Soviet satellite that has been transmitting radio signals back to Earth.
1962After the Chinese attack on India, the then President declared emergency for the first time.
1966The headquarters of Brussels NATO were moved from Paris.
1969The first astronauts to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin came to Mumbai.
1975Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first President of the country to make an official visit to the US.
1976Republic of Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Britain.
1977Somalian hospital cook Ali Maow Maalin began displayingsymptoms in the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox.
1979President of South Korea Park Chung-hee was assassinated by thedirector of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency and a long-timefriend, Kim Jae-kyu.
1980Israeli President Yitzhak Nawon became the first Israeli President to visit Egypt.
1984‘Baby Fae’, a two week old infant, was given a first of its kind heart transplant, with her heart being replaced by that of a young baboon. Nevertheless, she only lived for 20 days.
1985The Australian government returned ownership of Uluru, alsoknown as Ayers Rock, to the local Pitjantjatjara people.
1994Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty settling relationsbetween the two countries and pledging that neither would allow itsterritory to become a staging ground for military strikes by a thirdcountry.
1999The Supreme Court of India fixed life imprisonment for 14 years.
2000Laurent Gbagbo became the first President of Côte d'Ivoiresince Robert Guéï was thrown out of power during the 1999 Ivorian coupd'état.
2001Japan announced the lifting of sanctions against India and Pakistan.
2005A historic monument that is being touted to be the first ever pyramid in Europe has been discovered in Bosnia.
2006In the course of the build up to the general elections, Nicaragua’s national Assembly has passed a law prohibiting abortions of any kind.
2007Russian & EU leaders meet in Lisbon for their annual summit.
2007US space agency NASA's vehicle Discovery successfully landed at the International Space Center.
2009Scientist of South Korean origin, Hwang Woo-Suk, has been condemned for fraud in his research on stem cells.
2010Iran has started stocking fuel into its first nuclear power plant, the Bushehr Plant.
2011Ra.One, the costliest Bollywood film to be made so far, has been released to overlap with Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
2012Silvio Berlusconi, tainted former Italian PM, has received a four year sentence for fiscal fraud.
2012Violent clashes in Burma killed 64 people.
2014Peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian outfit Hamas have been called off after the latter’s delegation was refused passage into Egypt in the wake of recent assault against the Egyptian Army.
2015A 7.5-magnitude earthquake in the Hindukush mountain range of northeastern Afghanistan killed 398 people and injured 2536.



Famous Birthdays of October 26 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1963Natalie Merchant / Writer / United States of America
1963Ted Demme / Actor / United States of America
1964Tom Cavanagh / Actor / Canada
1962Jack Morelli / Author / United States of America
1984Mathieu Crépel / Snowboarder / France
1965Kelly Rowan / Actress / Canada
1985Monta Ellis / Basketball Player / United States of America
1965Ken Rutherford / Cricketer / New Zealand
1983Francisco Liriano / Baseball Player / Dominican Republic
1899Judy Johnson / Baseball Player / United States of America
1880Andrei Bely / Poet / Russia
1947Hillary Clinton / Politician / United States of America
1988Greg Zuerlein / Figure Skater / United States of America
1799Margaret Agnes Bunn / Actress / Scotland
1966Sverre Gjørvad / Composer / Norway
1973Seth MacFarlane / Actor / United States of America
1865Benjamin Guggenheim / Business Man / United States of America
1951Julian Schnabel / Painter / United States of America
1961Uhuru Kenyatta / Politician / Kenya
1800Helmuth von Moltke the Elder / Field Marshal / Prussia
1983Luke Watson / Rugby Player / South Africa
1981Martina Schild / Skier / Switzerland
1923Ram Prakash Gupta / Politician / India
1948Toby Harrah / Baseball Player / United States of America
1985Kieran Read / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1984Adriano Correia / Footballer / Brazil
1913Charlie Barnet / Composer / United States of America
1911Mahalia Jackson / Singer / United States of America
1953Keith Strickland / Writer / United States of America
1941Steven Kellogg / Author / United States of America

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