Padma Kant Shukla,
Padma Kant Shukla,

This Day in History on 26 January

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 26 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Republic Day (India)

Important Events

1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.

1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.

1930 – The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (“Complete Independence”) which occurred 17 years later.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

Death/ Death Anniversary

1831 – Sangolli Rayanna, Indian soldier (b. 1798)

1887 – Anandi Gopal Joshi, One of the first female Indian physicians (b. 1865)

2013 – Padma Kant Shukla, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1950)

Futher Reading

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