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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 that of the IAS Exam. 

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

Important Days:

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

Important Events:

1336: In the south, the Vijayanagar Hindu kingdom was established.
1912: RMs of 705 passengers traveling in Titanic Carpathia ship arrives to New York

Birthday / Anniversary:

Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee.
Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee.


1910: Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian, Govekar painter.
1858:  Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian educator and activist, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1962)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Death / Death Anniversary:

Tatya Tope
Tatya Tope
  • 1898: The Chaphekar Brother
  • 1859: Tatya Tope, Indian general (b. 1814)
  • 1955: Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1879)
  • 1972: Pandurang Waman Kanke
  • 2002:  Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (b. 1914)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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