This Day in History on 26th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 26th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • Union Day (Tanzania)

Important Events

1933: Nazi Germany’s Gestapo secret police force formed.

1962: NASA’s Ranger-4 crashed into the moon.

1964: Tanganyika joined Zanzibar to form Tanzania.

1970: The Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization implemented.

1973: Ajit Nath Ray became the 14th Chief Justice of India.

1986: A massive explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Russia released radioactive material into the atmosphere.

1989: A cyclone killed at least 1,300 people, injured 12,000, and left 80,000 homeless in Bangladesh.

1995: Nisha Mohota of India won the International Women’s Master’s Book at the Asian Divisional Chess Championship.

2002: Robert Steinhäuser kills 16 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.

2010: Bihar government decided to brand Bihar’s famous Chinia banana as Ganga Banana.

Birthday / Anniversary

1894: Rudolf Hess, Egyptian-German politician (d. 1987)

1900: Charles Richter, an American seismologist, and physicist.

1908: Sarv Mittra Sikri, the 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

1917: I. M. Pei, Chinese-American architect, designed the National Gallery of Art and Bank of China Tower

1937: Hridaynath Mangeshkar, an Indian music director.

1948: Moushumi Chatterjee, an Indian actress.

1963: Jet Li, a Chinese-born film actor.

1974: Raveena Tandon, an Indian actress, model, and producer.

1991: Amala Paul, an Indian film actress.

Death / Death Anniversary

1858: Kunwar Singh, a leader during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

1865: John Wilkes Booth, an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

1920: Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian mathematician.

1924: Ramabai Mahadev Ranade

1987: Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi, the Shankar-Jaikishan duo composer.

1999: Manmohan Adhikari, Nepal’s first democratically elected Prime Minister.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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