Today in Indian History
Events for October 18

18-October-1712 Jeremias Van Riemsdijk, Governor General of Dutch Indies (1775-77), was born.
18-October-1861 Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya, historian and researcher, was born.
18-October-1879 Branch of ‘Theosophical Panth’ established in India.
18-October-1901 Mahatma Gandhi sails for India.
18-October-1906 Depressed Classes Mission Society’ was established by Vitthal Ramji Shinde.
18-October-1919 W. A. Sangma, leader of Meghalaya, was born.
18-October-1925 Narayandatt Tiwar, former Central minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was born.
18-October-1927 Ramesh Vithaldas Divecha, cricketer (11 wickets for India in early 50’s), was born in Bombay.
18-October-1928 Roshan Harshadlal “”Deepak”” Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India), was born in Ahmeda
18-October-1952 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wickets to win first Indo-Pak clash.
18-October-1968 Narendra Deepchand Hirwani, cricketer (Ind leggie 16 wickets vs WI on debut in 1988), was born in Gorakhpur.
18-October-1980 The first Himalayan Car Rally of 5,377.9 km was started from Brabourne Stadium, Bombay with 74 starters.
18-October-1983 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer 55 Tests for India, 3208 runs @ 39.12, died.
18-October-1992 1,000 police personnel occupy the Golden Temple in Amritsar to keep Punjab separatists away.
18-October-1992 Zimbabwe’s first Test match vs India at Harare.
18-October-1993 Mandakini Athvale, first child actor of Indian film industry, died.
18-October-1995 President’s Rule imposed in UP and the State Assembly put in suspended animation.
18-October-1995 Punjab CM Harcharan Singh Brar inducts All India Youth Congress President Maninderjit Singh Bitta in to the cabinet.
18-October-1995 Baby Naaz (Anuradha Bhakkar), famous child actor, died.
18-October-1996 Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi to be the venue for the trial of former PM Rao.
18-October-1997 Prince Philip switches on the internet version of Malayala Manorama and The Week at Kochi.
18-October-2000 Supreme Court gives the nod for construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river.
18-October-2000 Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Communications Minister, announces relief for phone users. New links to cost Rs. 2,000 in urban areas and Rs. 500 in rural areas.

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