Top 5 Incidents from India and World History of 26 August – Aluddin Khalji won Chittorgarh fort, Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies, accession of the Bhopal state to the Indian Dominion and many more
- 1303 – Chittorgarh falls to the Delhi Sultanate (Aluddin Khalji), after which thirty thousand Hindu inhabitants were killed.
- 1791 – John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
- 1940 – Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
- 1947 – Nawab of Bhopal announced the accession of the Bhopal state to the Indian Dominion.
- 1997 -Employee Provident Fund scheme of 1952 amended to ensure that all PF claims are settled within 30 days from the date of receipt of claims by the PF Commissioner.