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Events for February 26

26-February-320Chandragupta I succeeded his father Ghatotkacha at Patliputra. He is known for establishing the Gupta dynasty. Gupta era begins.
26-February-1857First Indian Revolution called the Sepoy Mutiny ends in a few months with the fall of Delhi and Lucknow which broke out in Berhampore by the 19th Bengal Infantry.
26-February-1858Diwan Maniram and Piali Barua were hanged. (Grandson of Purandara Simha, the last Ahom king of Assam.)
26-February-1874Sursingh Takhtsingh Gohil `Kalapi', famous Gujrati poet, was born.
26-February-1887Sir Benegal Narsingh Rao, an eminent lawyer and political leader, was born. He was the first Indian President of UN Security Council in 1950.
26-February-1901The notes of Rs twenty denomination were issued with two issuing circles. These notes had four numeric denominations.
26-February-1915Pran Nath Chhuttani, great physician and teacher, was born.
26-February-1936Manmohan Desai, prominent Hindi film-maker, was born.
26-February-1937Manmohan Desai, film producer and director, was born.
26-February-1946Mrinal Pandey, famous Hindi columnist, was born.
26-February-196634 national leaders charge Indira Gandhi's rule is 'constitutional dictatorship'.
26-February-1966Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ""Veer"", great revolutionary freedom fighter, social reformer, politician and writer, passed away at the ripe old age of 83. He was known for the first person to flee by swimming from Port Blair Jail and was associated with right-wing Hindu Mahasabha, started the Abinav Bharat as a secret society of revolutionary terrorists. He was a great Novelist and Poe
26-February-1971Noel David, Hyderabad off-spinner who played ODI in 1997, was born.
26-February-1972President Varahgiri Venkat Giri inaugurated the Vikram Earth Satellite Station at Wardha near Arvi.
26-February-1975Bhanubhai Shah established the first kite museum of India called 'Shankar Kendara' in Ahmedabad.
26-February-1976V. S. Khandekar was honoured by Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Award for the novel 'Yayati'.
26-February-1984Satellite Insat 1-B dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
26-February-1996Parliament's budget session opens.
26-February-1996Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi's second CM.
26-February-1998Kalyan Singh wins the ''composite floor test'' in the Assembly, securing 225 votes against the 196 got by Jagadambika Pal.

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