On This Day 18 February

Important Days

Important Events

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.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

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)