This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 26 is the 156th day of the year and the 157th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 26 as well as the birthdays of famous people.
On this day in 2014, Narendra Modi became the 14th Prime Minister of India. The ceremony was noted by the media for being the first-ever swearing-in of an Indian Prime Minister to have been attended by the leaders of all SAARC countries.
#NarendraModi takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for a second term. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Narendra Modi.— WeTheNagas (@WeTheNagas) May 30, 2019
The grand ceremony was held at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the same venue as in 2014. pic.twitter.com/Au6HKw3zAL
In the year 1739, Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah signed a treaty with Shah of Persia, Nadir Shah that separated Afghanistan from the Indian empire.
On this day in 1983, NASA launched the EXOSAT, an X-ray Observatory of the European Space Agency. The EXOSAT was originally named HELOS, was an X-ray telescope operational from May 1983 until April 1986. It made 1780 observations in the X-ray band of most classes of astronomical object including active galactic nuclei, stellar coronae, cataclysmic variables, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries, clusters of galaxies, and supernova remnants.
NASA launched EXOSAT (European X-ray Observatory Satellite) on 26 May 1983 pic.twitter.com/uK9VtuwLq4— Beverley Sackville (@bevsackville) May 26, 2015
On this day in 1999, ISRO successfully orbited three satellites from India, Germany and South Korea.
@isro' PSLV-C2, successfully launched today (May 26, 1999) three satellites simultaneously -- the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-P4 (OCEANSAT), KITSAT-3 of Republic of Korea and DLR-TUBSAT of Germany marking a significant milestone in the Indian space programme.#OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/8ufCk6X9tX— Manish Sharma (@ManishS85398892) May 26, 2021
On this day in 1999, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid set a world record of 318 runs in a one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka.
Sourav Ganguly:— ICC (@ICC) May 26, 2020
👉 183 runs
👉 158 balls
👉 17 fours, seven sixes
👉 145 runs
👉 129 balls
👉 17 fours, one six#OnThisDay in 1999, the India duo added 318 runs for the second wicket in an ICC @cricketworldcup encounter against Sri Lanka 🙌 pic.twitter.com/o86DaCOsW7
On this day in 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy.
#AKSISTheFacts— AKSIS PSHS-MC (@aksis_pisay) May 26, 2021
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On this day in 1805, the French Napoleon Bonaparte became the King of Italy 🇮🇹, adding to his title of Emperor of France 🇫🇷.
Image Source: https://t.co/7ZjNRbrXp2 pic.twitter.com/5rNgYnRaXO
On this day in 1849, the Great Hall at Euston station in London was opened. The station was designed by Philip Hardwick and the Great Hall was designed by Philip Charles Hardwick.
Above are the most important events that took place on this day. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. For more details see our website. This Day in History