Today in History- 26th January

International Events:

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.

2004                 Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the new constitution of Afghanistan.
Indian Events:

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.

2001                 20,000 Thousands die in Gujarat earthquake.