18 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 18 May

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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.

Important Days:

  • Teacher’s Day (Syria)
  • Victory Day (Sri Lanka)
  • World AIDS Vaccine Day

Important Events:

Warren Hasting

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:

Bertrand Russell, great philosopher, mathematician, author and Chairmain

1872: Bertrand Russell, great philosopher, mathematician, author and Chairmain of the Indian League, was
Bhagwat Subramaniam Chandrasekhar, cricketer

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:

Reema Lagoo, Indian theatre and screen actres

Panchanan Maheshwari

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

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