This Day in History on 18th February
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 February. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
1911 – The first official flight with airmail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
1946 – Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
2007 – Samjhauta Express bombings occurred around midnight in Diwana near the Indian city of Panipat, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of New Delhi, India.
1486 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Indian monk and saint (d. 1534)
1836 – Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and yogi (d. 1886)
1931 – Swraj Paul, Baron Paul, Indian-English businessman and philanthropist
1979 – Tinu Yohannan, Indian cricketer
Death/ Death Anniversary
2014 – Nikhil Baran Sengupta, Indian art director and production designer (b. 1943)
2016 – Abdul Rashid Khan, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1908)