June 26Today in Indian History

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

1902 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III

Historic Event

1914 The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes “the validity of Indian customary marriages”

Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi

Historic Event

1975 Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares a state of emergency

Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
  • 1992 India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh
  • 2018 India is named the most dangerous country to be a women because of sexual violence and slave labour by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • 2019 More than 5,000 smuggled turtles discovered in luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India

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Famous Deaths

  • 2004 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)

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