October 26- This Day in Indian History

Find out what happened in India on 26 October.

26-October-1814
British General Governor declared war against Nepal.
26-October-1886
Godavarish Mishra, famous Orria poet, playwright and patriot, was born.
26-October-1890
Martyr Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was born at Allahabad. He was also the editor of revolutionary weekly 'Pratap'.
26-October-1891
Padmabhushan Vaikunthbhai Mehta, famous Gandhian leader, was born.
26-October-1928
R.S.Das, a law member of the Viceroy's council, died in Calcutta.
26-October-1930
Dr. Waldemar Modecal Haffkine, famous scientist, bacteriologist and professor, died in Paris. He had invented the Cholera vaccine in 1893 and a vaccine for Plague in 1897 at the Grant Medical College, Bombay.
26-October-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.
26-October-1932
Indian Muslim leader demands that Gandhi be released from prison. The Viceroy responded that this was only possible if Gandhi disassociated himself from the civil disobedience campaign.
26-October-1932
Chinadorai Deshmutu, Indian field hockey player (Olympics-1952), was born.
26-October-1934
Akhil Bharatiya Gramin Udyog Sangh (All India Small Scale Industries Association) was founded and inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhi.
26-October-1935
Ashok P.Jain, great industrialist, was born.
26-October-1937
Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, famous music director, was born.
26-October-1943
Cholera epidemic killed 2,155 people in the third week of October at Calcutta.
26-October-1946
27 die as violence between Hindus and Muslims continued in Calcutta.
26-October-1947
After the tribal column, raping and looting along the way by Pakistani Army continued at Baramulla, 50 kilometres from Srinagar. Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir Hari Singhji, then, signed the instrument of accession with India and the Indian Armed Forces reacted to the Pakistani Army's infiltration. Great acts of personal gallantry and collective bravery were shown in the Kashmir operations. Major Som Nath Sharma was awarded the PVC, India's highest decoration for valour, and Brigadier Usman, commanding the 50th Parachute Brigade, was awarded the MVC. Both the soldiers were awarded posthumously.
26-October-1950
Mother Teresa founded Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India.
26-October-1950
Tirumalai Echambadi Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), was born in Madras.
26-October-1952
Pakistan's first Test cricket win vs India. Fazal Mahmood took 12 wkts .
26-October-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.
26-October-1962
After Chinese attack, Emergency and Defence of India Ordinance was declared for the first time in India by the President.
26-October-1969
Neil Armstrong, the first men to land on Moon by 'Apollo II ', and Edwin Aldrin came to Bombay.
26-October-1981
Dattatrey Ramchandra Bendre, Gyanpeet awardee and Kannad poet, died.
26-October-1990
V. Shantaram, veteran film producer, director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, died at the age of 90 years in Bombay.
26-October-1991
Anantrao Bhalerao, freedom fighter, journalist and editor of daily newspaper 'Marathwada', died.
26-October-1995
India decides to go ahead with Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme in the wake of US stand to supply $370 million arms package to Pakistan.
26-October-1996
CBI detects a chain of bank transactions between August '93 and February '96 by four JMM leaders.
26-October-1999
India is re-elected to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
26-October-1999
Sonia Gandhi, Congress(I) president, visits cyclone-hit areas.
26-October-1999
The Government rejected the demand that Rajiv Gandhi's name be deleted from the chargesheet in the Bofors case