This Day in History on 26tth March

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

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

Important Days

Independence Day and National Day (Bangladesh),

Important Events

1552: Guru Amar Das became the third Guru of the Sikhs.

1812: A strong earthquake in Caracas, Venezuela, destroyed 90 percent of the city and killed at least 20,000 people.

1942: Marriage of Indira Nehru and Feroze Gandhi.

1942: The first female prisoner arrived at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

1971: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared East Pakistan as an independent country of Bangladesh.

1972: The first World Sanskrit Conference began at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

1974: Chipko movement started at Henwalghati in Garhwal under the leadership of Gaura Devi.

1979: Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin, and Jimmy Carter signed the Israel-Egypt Peace Accord in Washington, D.C.

2000: Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia.

2013: Establishment of the Tripura High Court.

Birthday / Anniversary

1874: Robert Frost, an American poet.

1875: Syngman Rhee, the first President of South Korea.

1881: Guccio Gucci, an Italian businessman and fashion designer.

1898: Rudolf Dassler, the German founder of the sportswear company Puma.

1907: Mahadevi Verma, a Hindi poet, freedom fighter, and educationist from India.

1965: Prakash Raj, an Indian film actor.

1973: Larry Page, an American software engineer and co-founder of Google.

Death / Death Anniversary

1827: Ludwig van Beethoven, a German composer, and pianist.

1932: Henry Leland, an American machinist.

1969: Vikram Rathour, Indian Cricketer

1996: K.K. Hebbar, an Indian artist.

2003: Haren Pandya, the former Home Minister of Gujarat.

2003: Devidas Sadekar, Marathi journalist.

2008: Baburao Bagul, an Indian-Marathi writer.

2012: Manik Godghate, Grace, an Indian poet.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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