This Day in History on 26th February

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

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

Important Days

  • Liberation Day of Kuwait.
  • National Wear Red Day of United Kingdom.
  • Saviour’s Day of Nation of Islam.

Important Events

1857: First military revolt against the British at Baharampur in West Bengal.

1858: Diwan Maniram Dutta and Piyali Barua were hanged for their efforts to re-establish the royal family of Assam.

1928: A generation of Christians who converted from Hindu to Christianity began to be converted back to Hinduism.

1930: The First Red and Green traffic Lights installed in Manhattan New York City.

1975: The country’s first kite museum, Shankar Center, was established in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

1984, 26th Feb: INSAT-1-E, an all-India multi-purpose Indian satellite, was dedicated to the nation.

1993: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes.

1998: The Parli-Vaijnath Thermal Power Station generated 14.709 million units of electricity in a single day, setting a new record for power generation (in India and beyond).

1999: The tasteful hotel in Ghosale Lake, Thane, the first floating hotel in Asia, was gutted by fire.

2019: India launched air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan.

Birthday / Anniversary

1802: Victor Marie Hugo, a French poet, novelist, and dramatist.

1829: Levi Strauss, a German-born American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans, Levi Strauss & Co.

1874: Kalapi, Indian Gujrati poet.

1887: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, an Indian diplomat and statesman known for his key role in drafting the Constitution of India.

1908: Leela Majumdar, a Bengali writer.

1922: Manmohan Krishna, a popular Indian film actor, and director.

1937: Manmohan Desai, a veteran Indian film producer, and director.

1957: Shaktikanta Das, former Governor of the Reserve bank of India.

1994: Bajrang Punia, a freestyle wrestler from India.

Death / Death Anniversary

1886: Narmadashankar Dave, a Gujarati poet.

1887: Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, the first Indian female practitioner of western medicine.

1966: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, an Indian independence activist and politician.

2004: Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan, an Indian politician.

Futher Reading

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