Today In History – 18th April

Today in Indian History
Events for April 18

18-April-1336 The famous Vijaynagar Hindu Empire established (1336-1565-1646), Deccan region of South India is founded. European visitors are overwhelmed by the wealth and advancement of its 17-square-mile capital.
18-April-1612 Marriage of Shahjahan and Mumtaj Mahal.
18-April-1612 Khurram prince was married to Arjumand Banu Begum.
18-April-1858 Bharatratna Dhondo Keshav Karve, great educationalist and social reformer, was born.
18-April-1859 Tatya Tope (his original name was Ramchandra Raghunath Tope) a leader of Sepoy Mutiny, was captured in April, courtmarshalled and hanged at Sivpuri for 1857 Indian Mutiny.
18-April-1898 Damodar Hari Chapekar, India’s first revolutionary, was hanged in the Yervada Central Jail. He was punished for killing the Rand and Ayrest British Officials.
18-April-1904 Ramnath Goenka, president and founder of Indian Express Group, was born.
18-April-1914 Cottari Subbanna Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), was born in Nagpur.
18-April-1914 Jamshedji R. Patel, cricket Test Umpire for 9 tests from 1948-59, was born in Mumbai.
18-April-1916 Iyyer G. Subramaniam, Congress leader, passed away.
18-April-1917 Gandhi saw one of his testing grounds of Satyagraha in Champaran. He defied section 144 of Criminal Act.
18-April-1918 Amboo alias Lalita Pawar was born in Indore. She will be always remembered as the a leading film actress and character artist. Her first film was ‘Ganimi Kawa’ (1928). Some of the other films of silent era are Shri Balaji, Bhimsen, Champion of the Sward, Chatur Sunderi, Goodbye Marriage, Flaming Soul, Kailash.
18-April-1926 Padmakar Ganesh Chitle, famous Marathi novelist, was born.
18-April-1930 Surya Sen alias Masterda attacked on Armoury of Chittagong with 62 men of the Indian Republican Army.
18-April-1931 Lord Willingdon took over as the Viceroy of India.
18-April-1956 India, Indonesia, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan meet in New Delhi to reaffirm their faith in Bandung Principles.
18-April-1959 India, Pakistan sign one-year pact on Indus River irrigation.
18-April-1959 Premier Chou En-lai insists Tibetan Dalai Lama was abducted to India.
18-April-1961 Pamella Bordes, photographer and model, was born in New Dehli, India.
18-April-1966 Kuwalyanand Swami (Jagannath Ganesh Gune), great Physical Training and Yoga expert, passed away.
18-April-1970 Dr. Dharmendra of the Indian Council of Medical Research awarded the Damien-Duttan Award for outstanding work in leprosy.
18-April-1971 Air India’s first Jumbo Jet Plane passenger Boeing 747 named ‘Emperor Samrat Ashok’ was landed on Santacruz Airport at Bombay.
18-April-1971 Gavaskar makes 220 in second innings vs West Indies after 124 in first.
18-April-1978 Sardar Sobha Singh, famous builder of modern New Delhi, passed away at the age of 90.
18-April-1991 Kerala declared the first fully literate state in the country.
18-April-1992 Russia suspends transfer of rocket technology to India.
18-April-1993 BJP issues white paper on Ayodhya.
18-April-1998 Dr. A. R. Kidwai is appointed Governor of West Bengal.
18-April-2000 The Board of Control for Cricket in India adopts a six-point code of conduct for the players.
18-April-2000 A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, constitutes a Group of Ministers to review the national security system in its entirety in the light of the recommendations of the Kargil review committee.
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