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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
6/18/1633 Revairu Diogu, dictionary creator of Konkani language and Jezoet Priest, died.
6/18/1658 Aurangzeb managed to capture the Agra Fort and later arrested his father Emperor Shahjahan.
6/18/1858 Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi died while fighting with the British troops in the battlefield near Gwalior.
6/18/1879 Venketeshwar Bachhali, famous physics scientist, was born.
6/18/1887 Dr. Anugrah Narain Singh, freedom fighter, educationist, leader and Minister of India, was born in Poiyavan village, Gaya district, Bihar.
6/18/1896 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936), was born in Madras.
6/18/1901 Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, Marathi novelist and editor, passed away.
6/18/1917 Lachhmansingh Gill, famous politician and former chief minister, was born.
6/18/1918 A. R. Rajrajvarma, famous poet of Malayalam language, critic and master of grammer, passed away.
6/18/1926 Bhishma Singh Chauhan, great author, was born at Naglajula (U.P).
6/18/1940 Forward Block Party was established.
6/18/1943 British Field Marshal Archibald Wavell becomes Viceroy of India.
6/18/1946 First Satyagraha movement was started for Goa liberation from the Portuguese.
6/18/1946 Congress Working Committee decides to accept Interim Government scheme.
6/18/1956 New Hindu Succession Act was passed.
6/18/1966 California's hippie subculture converged into a mass of long hair, flowers, and rock music this weekend, as 50,000 flowed into the fairgrounds of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The event featured the largest collection of major rock acts ever assembled; thousands of fans had to be turned away from the sold-out concert. Established artists such as the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, and the Mamas and the Papas received the expected ovations from the huge audience. But the response was equally enthusiastic for performances by Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar and new talents Janis Joplin, the Who, and Jimi Hendrix, a young man who played the electric guitar like nobody else.
6/18/1974 Govinddas Seth, Hindi litterateur and politician, died.
6/18/1978 The Karakoram Highway, linking Gilgit in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with Sinkiang in China, is opened.
6/18/1979 Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset.
6/18/1988 V.P.Singh defeats Congress rival Sunil Shastri in Allahabad Lok Sabha election.
6/18/1989 India and Pakistan decide to end the five-year-old confrontation in Siachen Glacier area by redeploying their forces.
6/18/1991 Congress emerges as the largest party in Lok Sabha polls though short of an absolute majority.
6/18/1992 Congress (I) chooses Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma as Presidential candidate.
6/18/1993 Advani takes over as party President.
6/18/1993 Sunil Mittal, businessman, denies getting any money from Harshad Mehta.
6/18/1993 The 14th national council of the BJP at Bangalore swears by Hindutva.
6/18/1994 The strength of the Sikkim Sangram Parishad ministry led by Sanchaman Limboo reduced to 14 in the 32-member house.
6/18/1995 The latest deaths in northern India's hottest weather this century bring the death toll to 525 as temperatures hit 113¦F (45¦C) in New Delhi.
6/18/1996 CBI arrests Sanjeeva Rao, relative of Narasimha Rao, and Prakash Yadav, son of former Union Minister, in the urea scam.
6/18/1997 E.K. Nayanar, Kerala Chief Minister, meets Pope John Paul II in Vatican.
6/18/1997 Prakash Padukone launches IBC.
6/18/2000 K.M. Beenamol breaks P.T. Usha's record in 400m at 51.21 sec in an international meet at Kiev in Ukraine.


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/19/1994The Tamil Nadu Bill for continuance of the 69\% reservation policy in the state receives the President's assent.
7/19/1994Buhlul Khan Lodi, an Afghan and founder of Lodi dynasty, ascends the throne of Delhi and displaced the Alam Shah of Syed dynasty.
12/23/1920King George V signs Home Rule Act.
8/19/1994Rupee made fully convertible on current account.
12/31/1943Ben Kingsley Scarborough, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice), was born.
6/5/1997Prime Minister Gujral went on a 3-day visit to Nepal.
8/25/1997Forest outlaw Veerappan seeks more time to decide on his surrender as per the terms of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka government.
2/21/1997J. M. Lyngdoh appointed Election Commissioner.
1/19/1839Aden conquered by British East India Company.
10/27/1904Jatindra Nath Das, great revolutionary freedom fighter, was born at Bankim Behari in Calcutta.