This Day in History on 26 July
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 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)
1758 – French and Indian War: The Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
1892 – Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
1945 – World War II: The USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with components and enriched uranium for the Little Boy nuclear bomb.
1999 – Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.
1865 – Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)
1927 – Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
1928 – Ibn-e-Safi, Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)
Death/ Death Anniversary
2010 – Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)
2015 – Bijoy Krishna Handique, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Mines (b. 1934)