Vilasrao Dagdojirao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Dagdojirao Deshmukh

This Day in History on 26th May

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

Important Days:

  • Mother’s Day (Poland)
  • National Paper Airplane Day (United States)

Important Events:

S. Chandrasekar
Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, an economist
Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, an economist

1739: Afghanistan was separated from the Indian empire as a result of a treaty signed between Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah and Nadir Shah.
1946: Gandhiji considers ‘Plan’ the best document produced by British Government under the circumstances.
1948: First ever trade agreement with Pakistan.
1957: Janta Insurance Scheme was inaugurated in Bombay.
1993: The Centre decides to implement the Mandal Commission recommendation to provide 27\% reservation for the socially and educationally backward classes in the Central Services from 15th June.
1997: Government decides to allow the use of environment-friendly LPG as a motor vehicle fuel.
1998: Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, an economist, was awarded the 1998 Freedom Prize of the Max Schmidmeiny Foundation.
1998: S. Chandrasekar, the scientist, was selected for the Niels Bohr-UNESCO gold medal.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Govindagraj (Ram Ganesh Gadkari)

1885: Govindagraj (Ram Ganesh Gadkari), great Marathi playwright, comedy author, and poet, was born.

Benjamin Peary Pal

1906: Benjamin Peary Pal, an internationally famous scientist of Indian agriculture, was born at Mukundpur, Punjab. In 1929, he went to Cambridge to do research on wheat and he returned to Burma with a Ph.D. five years later.
1916: Rangnath Manohar Joshi (Nirmal Guruji), the Marathi author, was born.
1926: Kankalta, freedom fighter, was born in Bargawadi village at Assam. She was shot when she tried to flur the Indian National Flag in Gopur, Assam.
1935: Swami Mrigendra Channaya, great Social Scientist in Maharashtra, was born.
1945: Vilasrao Dagdojirao Deshmukh, the leader in Maharashtra, was born.
1930: Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer, and critic (d. 2005)
1937: Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)
1938: K. Bikram Singh, Indian director, and producer (d. 2013)
1961: Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Death / Death Anniversary:

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

1983: R. V. Marathe, father of Postal Index, passed away.

Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan
Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan

1908: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Indian religious leader, founded the Ahmadiyya movement (b. 1835)
2014: Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (b. 1921)

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