Today in History – 26 October

Today in History - 26 October

 

1774

The first Continental Congress, which protested British measures and called for civil disobedience, concludes in Philadelphia.

1814

British General Governor declared war against Nepal.

1825

The first boat on the Erie Canal leaves Buffalo, N.Y.

1891

Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, was born.

1930

Gulal Bai Parekar, a14-year-old girl led a 13-girls team to hoist the national flag at Esplanade Park. A police sargeant tried to snach the flag and then kidnapped her.

1934

Akhil Bharatiya Gramin Udyog Sangh (All India Small Scale Industries Association) was founded and inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhi.

1943

Cholera epidemic killed 2,155 people in the third week of October at Calcutta.

1950

Mother Teresa founded Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India.

1955

The Village Voice was first published, backed in part by Norman Mailer.

1958

The first New York – Paris transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by Pan Am, while the first New York – London transatlantic jet passenger service is inaugurated by BOAC.

1961

Heavy fighting flared up between India and Communist China in their three-year-old dispute over border lines in the Himalayas. Each side accused the other of initiating the fighting that began along the Tibetan border early in October.

1962

After Chinese attack, Emergency and Defence of India Ordinance was declared for the first time in India by the President.

1969

Neil Armstrong, the first men to land on Moon by ‘Apollo II ‘, and Edwin Aldrin came to Bombay.

1994

Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty.

1999

India is re-elected to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

1999

The Government rejected the demand that Rajiv Gandhi’s name be deleted from the chargesheet in the Bofors case.

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