26 August in History : Major Events

26 August - Today in History - Let see what happened on this day in India and World

In India and world history August 26 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

List of historical events of 26 August:

YearEvent/Incidence/Incident
1945It has been disclose that more than 25,000 mice were utilized in the Manhattan project to see if radiation would have any ill effects on the workers in Atomic Bomb Plants.
200260,000 delegates and politicians from 174 countries around the world have come together for the latest Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2004The US Census Bureau has disclosed new figures that put the amount of poor people in the US at 35.9 million, which is an increase of more than 1 million.
2006NASA postpones the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-115) for 24 hours due to Lightning striking the space shuttle launch pad on Friday, even though there was no damage done.
2007Greece announced a state of emergency because of multiple forest fires, over 200, kept on causing havoc in different parts of the country. By the time the fires were tamed in September 2007, 84 people had died. Many of the fires were thought to be incendiary.
2008Russia identifies the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
2010German HIV-positive pop singer Nadja Benaissa is convicted of grievous bodily harm after transmitting HIV to a man who had unprotected sex with her, without her letting him know of her condition.
2011Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne reveal their discovery of J1719-143, a planet made entirely of diamond orbiting a pulsar – this is the second time such a planetary mass has been found.
2012An upsurge of Legionellosis disease in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 people and infects 104.
2013All 25,000 applicants that applied to the University of Liberia fail their entrance exams.

List of famous people who born on 26 August:

YearName/Profession/Country
1894Sparky Adams / Baseball Player / United States of America
1961Daniel Lévi / Singer / France
1880Guillaume Apollinaire / Author / Italy
1980Manolis Papamakarios / Basketball Player / Greece
1981Andreas Glyniadakis / Basketball Player / Greece
1987Juan Joseph / Footballer / United States of America
1740Joseph-Michel Montgolfier / Inventor / France
1874Zona Gale / Writer / United States of America
1986Colin Kazim-Richards / Footballer / Turkey
1940Michael Cockerell / Journalist / United Kingdom
1959Oliver Colvile / Politician / United Kingdom
1953Pat Sharkey / Footballer / Ireland
1963Stephen J. Dubner / Author / United States of America
1694Elisha Williams / Academic / United Kingdom
1921Benjamin C. Bradlee / Author / United States of America
1966René Higuita / Footballer / Colombia
1970Melissa McCarthy / Actress / United States of America
1792Manuel Oribe / Politician / Uruguay
1970Jason Little / Rugby Player / Australia
1862Herbert Booth / Writer / Canada
1924Alex Kellner / Baseball Player / United States of America
1964Allegra Huston / Author / United Kingdom
1954Hugh Pelham / Academic / Britain
1968Chris Boardman / Cyclist / United Kingdom
1981Vangelis Moras / Footballer / Greece
1979Jamal Lewis / Footballer / United States of America
1961Jeff Parrett / Baseball Player / United States of America
1901Maxwell D. Taylor / Diplomat / United States of America
1736Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle / Mineralogist / France
1904Christopher Isherwood / Author / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian people who born on 26 August:

YearName/Profession/Country
1910Mother Teresa / Missionary / India
1927Bansi Lal / Politician / India
1927Bansi Lal / Politician / India
1910Mother Teresa / Social Worker / India
1928Om Prakash Munjal / Business Man / India
1951Luizinho Faleiro / Politician / India
1891Acharya Chatursen Shastri / Author / India
1891Acharya Chatursen Shastri / Writer / India

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