Today in History – 26 August

Today in History-26-August


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


Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.


Alauddin Khilji captured Chittorhgarh after defeating Rana Bhim Singh.


Bombay Association was established.


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


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


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


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


Second Radio Centre was started in Calcutta.


The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.


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


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


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

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