Today in History – 26 September

Today in History - 26 September

1777

The British army launches a major offensive, capturing Philadelphia.

1786

France and Britain sign a trade agreement in London.

1820

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (Banerji), great Indian educationist, social reformer, litterateur, father of Bengali prose and who gave the Bengalees their first Primer in 1855, was born in the village of Birsingha in Midnapore district of Bengal.

1829

Scotland Yard, the official British criminal investigation organization, was formed.

1913

The first boat is raised in the locks of the Panama Canal.

1919

Rotary Club’s first Indian meeting was held.

1923

Dev Anand, film producer, director and actor, was born.

1931

At Lancashire, Gandhi sees textile workers hurt by Indian boycott but says home spinning must go on.

1932

Gandhiji breaks fast on Indian government’s acceptance of his demand regarding Harijans.

1941

The U.S. Army establishes the Military Police Corps.

1946

Gandhiji was interviewed with Wavell.

1975

Notification to pay equal payment to both men and women workers was promulgated.

1975

Constitution (39th Amendment) Bill 1975, placing election of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Lok Sabha beyond the scrutiny of the judiciary, approved by Parliament.

1979

Charan Singh launches a new party called the Lok Dal.

1985

P.T. Usha sets record for 100m (Women) in 11.39 seconds at Jakarta.

1992

Indian Airlines hike fare by 9 percent.

1996

CBI chargesheeted Rao in St. Kitts case.

1999

Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, dispatched a team of experts to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to assess the water storage position.

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