Today in History- 26th January
1500 Vicente Yanez Pinzon becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1837 Michigan became the 26th state in the US.
1841 Hong Kong formally becomes a part of UK.
1905 The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan found in a Mine near Pretoria, South Africa.
1915 The Rocky Mountain National Park is established.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the new constitution of
1565 In Battle at Talikota, Deccan sultanates defeat Vijayanagar's army.
1930 The Indian National Congress declares for Poorna Swaraj.
1950 India becomes a republic country as new constitution is adopted.
1965 Hindi becomes the official language of India.
20,000 Thousands die in Gujarat earthquake.