Today in History – 26 August

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Today in History-26-August

1071

Turks defeat the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manzikert, Eastern Turkey.

1429

Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.

1303

Alauddin Khilji captured Chittorhgarh after defeating Rana Bhim Singh.

1852

Bombay Association was established.

1874

Lee de Forest, physicist, inventor, considered the father of radio, was born.

1906

Albert Sabin, medical researcher, developed the polio vaccine, was born.

1910

Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), missionary, Nobel Prize laureate for her work in the slums of Calcutta.

1920

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving women the right to vote.

1927

Second Radio Centre was started in Calcutta.

1943

The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.

1947

Nawab of Bhopal announced accession of the Bhopal state to the Indian Dominion.

1978

Sigmund Jähn becomes first German to fly in space, on board Soviet Soyuz 31.

1984

An Indian Airlines Boeing with 68 passengers and a crew of six hijacked to Lahore.

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