On This Day 26 July

Important Days

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

Important Events

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.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

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)

The Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Mines, Shri B.K. Handique addressing at the inauguration of Seminar on Pharmaceutical Pricing and Regulatory framework for Affordable Medicines, in New Delhi on April 12, 2008.