This Day in History on 18 May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 18th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Teacher’s Day (Syria)
- Victory Day (Sri Lanka)
- World AIDS Vaccine Day
1775: Warren Hastings expressed doubt of hanging Nandkumar.
1933: Gandhiji commences at noon 21 days’ fast for self-purification; released unconditionally at 9 p.m.
1946: Gandhiji discusses Plan with Cabinet Mission.
1955: Hindu Marriage Act is amended.
1972: Kokan Krishi (Agriculture) University was established.
1974: First underground Atomic device explosion for India was carried out successfully near Pokhran in Rajasthan (Thar Desert) at 8:05 a.m. This event made India as the 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1985: Dr. P. C. Alexander appointed High Commissioner in Britain.
The ten-day Golden Temple siege at Amritsar ends with the surrender of 46 militant Sikhs.
1995: Criminal Law (Amendment Bill, 1995) introduced in Parliament to replace the 10-year-old controversial TADA Act.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1872: Bertrand Russell, great philosopher, mathematician, author and Chairmain of the Indian League, was
1901: Nibaran Chandra Chakrabarti, great poet and Hindi writer, was born in Brahmangaon, (Dacca).
1926: Naranjan Bhagat, famous Gujrathi poet, was born.
1945: Bhagwat Subramaniam Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79), was born in Banglore.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1772: Janoji Bhosle, warrior in Peshwa kingdom, passed away.
1966: Panchanan Maheshwari, great Indian scientist of botany, passed away.
1995: Sukhomoy Sengupta, 76, Tripura’s first CM, passed away.
1999: R. B. Sapre, India’s first national chess champion, died in Mumbai.
2017: Reema Lagoo, Indian theatre and screen actress