This Day in History on 18th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 18th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • World Heritage Day
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom in 1980.
  • Army Day (Iran)

Important Events

1336: Harihar and Bukka established the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar.

1831: Establishment of the University of Alabama.

1859: Tatya Tope, leader of the 1857 Rebellion, was executed.

1898: Damodar Chapekar, assassinator British officer Rand, was executed.

1912: Carpathia arrived in New York with 705 survivors aboard the Titanic.

1924: Simon and Schuster published the first book of crossword puzzles.

1930: Surya Sen and 62 people from the Indian Republican Army attacked the Chittagong Shastra.

1936: Shaniwarwada in Pune, the Peshwa’s capital, handed over to the Archaeological Department.

1950: Vinoba Bhave’s Bhudan movement started in Pochampalli village in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana).

1954: Gamal Abdel Nasser took power in Egypt.

1971: 1971: Air India’s first Boeing 747 jumbo jet arrived at Santa Cruz Airport.

1991: Kerala became the first fully literate state of India.

2001: GSLV-D1 carrier launched successfully from Sriharikota base.

2020: Coronavirus Pandemic: Europe surpassed 100,000 COVID -19 deaths.

Birthday / Anniversary

1809: Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, an Indian poet of English.

1858: Dhondo Keshav Karve, a social reformer in India.

1910: Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian, Govekar painter.

1916: Lalita Pawar, an Indian actress.

1958: Malcolm Marshall, a Barbadian cricketer.

1962: Poonam Dhillon, an Indian Hindi-language film, theatre, and TV actress.

1963: Conan O’Brien, an American television host, comedian, writer, podcaster, and producer.

1992: KL Rahul, an Indian international cricketer.

Death / Death Anniversary

1859: Tatya Tope, an Indian revolutionary.

1898: Damodar Hari Chafekar, an Indian revolutionary.

1945: Sir John Ambrose Fleming, an English electrical engineer, and physicist.

1955: Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.

1859: Tatya Tope, Indian general (b. 1814)

1955: Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1879)

1966: Swami Kuvalayananda, a researcher and educator.

1972: Pandurang Waman Kanke

1999: Raghuveer Singh, an internationally acclaimed Indian photographer.

2002: Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian adventurer, and ethnographer.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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