Today In History – 26th March

Today in Indian History
Events for March 26

26-March-1918 Vanavihari B.N. Sundara Rao, great author and journalist, was born at Varthur, Bangalore.
26-March-1931 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies.
26-March-1938 Laxminath Bezbarua, great littearateur of modern Assamia language, passed away.
26-March-1942 Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.
26-March-1969 Romesh Chandra, secretary general of the World Peace Council, receives the Lenin prize.
26-March-1969 Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-), was born in Jalandhar.
26-March-1972 The first International Sanskrit Conference was held by President V.V Giri.
26-March-1977 Morarji Desai, the new Prime Minister, forms his Cabinet.
26-March-1980 Bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police).
26-March-1987 Hyderabad beat Delhi on first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.
26-March-1989 Eighth Antarctica Expedition returns after erecting India’s second permanent manned station ‘Maitri’.
26-March-1990 Pratap Singh Rane,Goa CM, resigns.
26-March-1990 Sangma Ministry quits in Meghalaya. B. B. Lyngdoh is new CM.
26-March-1990 Maniben Patel, daughter of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, passed away.
26-March-1991 Chautala loses majority after the disqualification of three Janata Dal (S) members. Janata Party merges with Janata Dal (S).
26-March-1992 Accord with Bangladesh on Tin Bigha.
26-March-1992 Rs. 245 crore relief in customs, excise duties announced.
26-March-1993 Surajkund AICC okays dual posts for Narasimha Rao.
26-March-1996 Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar announces retirement from international cricket.
26-March-1996 The 3-day old Hazratbal shrine crisis ends, as the militants holed up in the shrine come out of it.
26-March-1997 Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes a Bill to amend the Prohibition Act, ending the state’s 2-year experiment with total prohibition.
26-March-1997 Russia agrees to help India in developing a state-of-the-art integrated air defence system, even as the two agree to carry military cooperation into the 21st century during the visit of Prime Minister Deve Gowda.
26-March-1999 14 tonnes of heavy water leaked into the second unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam during an in-service inspection.
26-March-1999 Indian Airlines regained the National hockey men’s title in Hyderabad.

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