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.

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.

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History