This Day in History on 18 June

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 18 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Autistic Pride Day (International)

Important Events

1946: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia headed a demonstration in Londa, Goa, and called for direct action against the Portuguese.

1956: The Hindu Succession Act 1956 was passed.

1980: Shakuntala Devi multiplied two 13 digit numbers and gave the correct answer in 28 seconds.

1984: A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners’ strike.

1994: Gay games were first introduced in New York City.

1994: The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

2003: Google launched the internet program Adsense.

2006: KazSat, the first space satellite of Kazakhstan was launched.

2007: The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.

2009: The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

2018: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1861: Devaki Nandan Khatri, an Indian writer.

1899: Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari, an Indian freedom fighter.

1911: Kamala Sohonie, a pioneering Indian biochemist. She is the first Indian woman to receive a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline.

1931: K. S. Sudarshan, the fifth Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

1942: Sir James Paul McCartney, an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer.

1996: Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer

1996: Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater

1997: Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player

1997: Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player

1999: Trippie Redd, American rapper

2002: Chevel Shepherd, American singer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1858: Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, an Indian queen of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi in North India.

1902: Samuel Butler, the iconoclastic English author.

1936: Maxim Gorky, a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist.

1974: Seth Govind Das, an Indian independence activist, and a distinguished parliamentarian.

2005: Syed Mushtaq Ali, an Indian cricketer.

2009: Ali Akbar Khan, an Indian Hindustani classical musician.

2016: Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)

Further Reading

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