Today in Indian History - 26 Mar 2019

26-March-1918 - Vanavihari B.N. Sundara Rao, great author and journalist, was born at Varthur, Bangalore.

26-March-1931 - New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies.

26-March-1938 - Laxminath Bezbarua, great littearateur of modern Assamia language, passed away.

26-March-1942 - Indira Gandhi, third Prime Minister of India, was married to Feroze Gandhi.

26-March-1969 - Romesh Chandra, secretary general of the World Peace Council, receives the Lenin prize.

26-March-1969 - Vikram Rathour, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1996-), was born in Jalandhar.

26-March-1972 - The first International Sanskrit Conference was held by President V.V Giri.

26-March-1977 - Morarji Desai, the new Prime Minister, forms his Cabinet.

26-March-1980 - Bombay gets its first rock concert in 10 years (The Police).

26-March-1987 - Hyderabad beat Delhi on first innings to win the Ranji Trophy.

26-March-1989 - Eighth Antarctica Expedition returns after erecting India’s second permanent manned station ‘Maitri’.

26-March-1990 - Pratap Singh Rane,Goa CM, resigns.

26-March-1990 - Sangma Ministry quits in Meghalaya. B. B. Lyngdoh is new CM.

26-March-1990 - Maniben Patel, daughter of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, passed away.

26-March-1991 - Chautala loses majority after the disqualification of three Janata Dal (S) members. Janata Party merges with Janata Dal (S).

26-March-1992 - Accord with Bangladesh on Tin Bigha.

26-March-1992 - Rs. 245 crore relief in customs, excise duties announced.

26-March-1993 - Surajkund AICC okays dual posts for Narasimha Rao.

26-March-1996 - Indian all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar announces retirement from international cricket.

26-March-1996 - The 3-day old Hazratbal shrine crisis ends, as the militants holed up in the shrine come out of it.

26-March-1997 - Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes a Bill to amend the Prohibition Act, ending the state’s 2-year experiment with total prohibition.

26-March-1997 - Russia agrees to help India in developing a state-of-the-art integrated air defence system, even as the two agree to carry military cooperation into the 21st century during the visit of Prime Minister Deve Gowda.

26-March-1999 - 14 tonnes of heavy water leaked into the second unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam during an in-service inspection.

26-March-1999 - Indian Airlines regained the National hockey men’s title in Hyderabad.

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