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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.

Important Days:

Important Events:

Henry Wells and William Fargo
Henry Wells and William Fargo

1922: Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned for 6 years for Non-Cooperation Movement

1850: Henry Wells and William Fargo said ‘founded American Express

1944: Azad Hind Sena led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the tricolour on the northeast border of India by entering through Myanmar (Formerly Burma).

शहाजी राजे भोसले
Shahaji Raje Bhonsle

Birthday / Anniversary:

1594: Shahaji Raje Bhonsle

1938: Shashi Kapoor, Indian Actor and producer

1948: Eknath Solkar, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)

Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the Diesel engine
Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the Diesel engine

1858: Rudolf Diesel, a German engineer, invented the Diesel engine (d. 1913)

1869: Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1989:  Shreevats Goswami, Indian cricketer

Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic
Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic

Death / Death Anniversary:

1871: Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1806)

2001: Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter

Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter
Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter

2007: Bob Woolmer, Indian-English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1948)

Further Reading

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