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

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

Henry Wells and William Fargo
Henry Wells and William Fargo

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.

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

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.

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

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

Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter
Vishwanath Nageshkar, Indian painter

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)

Further Reading

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