This Day in History on 18th March
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 March. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
1792: The Treaty of Seringapatam (also called Srirangapatinam or Srirangapatna), Ended the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Its signatories included Lord Cornwallis on behalf of the British East India Company, representatives of the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maratha Empire, and Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore
1801: First Ordnance manufacturing factory established in India.
1850: American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
1922: Mahatma Gandhi jailed for six years for the non-cooperation movement.
1944: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Sena entered the country through Burma and defeated the British on the Indian border.
1965: Alexei Leonov became the first astronaut to walk in 12 minutes into space.
2008: Ratan Tata, President of Tata Group, was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
2008: Sunil Bharti Mittal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Enterprises, became the first Indian to join America’s Distinguished Entrepreneur Academy.
Birthday / Anniversary
1594: Shahaji Raje Bhonsle
1858: Rudolf Diesel, a German inventor, and mechanical engineer.
1867: M. V. Dhurandhar, an Indian painter.
1869: Neville Chamberlain, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1881: Waman Gopal Joshi, an Indian-Marathi journalist, playwright, and freedom fighter.
1896: Kunji Lal Dubey, an Indian independence activist, lawyer, educationist, and politician.
1938: Shashi Kapoor, an Indian actor and film producer.
1948: Eknath Solkar, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)
1869: Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1989: Shreevats Goswami, Indian cricketer
Death / Death Anniversary
1871: Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1806)
1947: William C. Durant, an American businessman, co-founded General Motors and Chevrolet.
2001: Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter
2003: Adam Osborne, a Thai-English engineer, and businessman. He founded the Osborne Computer Corporation.
2007: Bob Woolmer, Indian-English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1948)