Monday, 17 April 2017

18 April Today in Indian History

18 April Today in Indian History
Events for April 18
18-April-1336The 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-1612Marriage of Shahjahan and Mumtaj Mahal.
18-April-1612Khurram prince was married to Arjumand Banu Begum.
18-April-1858Bharatratna Dhondo Keshav Karve, great educationalist and social reformer, was born.
18-April-1859Tatya 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-1898Damodar 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-1904Ramnath Goenka, president and founder of Indian Express Group, was born.
18-April-1914Cottari Subbanna Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C K, 11 Tests as leggie), was born in Nagpur.
18-April-1914Jamshedji R. Patel, cricket Test Umpire for 9 tests from 1948-59, was born in Mumbai.
18-April-1916Iyyer G. Subramaniam, Congress leader, passed away.
18-April-1917Gandhi saw one of his testing grounds of Satyagraha in Champaran. He defied section 144 of Criminal Act.
18-April-1918Amboo 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-1926Padmakar Ganesh Chitle, famous Marathi novelist, was born.
18-April-1930Surya Sen alias Masterda attacked on Armoury of Chittagong with 62 men of the Indian Republican Army.
18-April-1931Lord Willingdon took over as the Viceroy of India.
18-April-1956India, Indonesia, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan meet in New Delhi to reaffirm their faith in Bandung Principles.
18-April-1959India, Pakistan sign one-year pact on Indus River irrigation.
18-April-1959Premier Chou En-lai insists Tibetan Dalai Lama was abducted to India.
18-April-1961Pamella Bordes, photographer and model, was born in New Dehli, India.
18-April-1966Kuwalyanand Swami (Jagannath Ganesh Gune), great Physical Training and Yoga expert, passed away.
18-April-1970Dr. Dharmendra of the Indian Council of Medical Research awarded the Damien-Duttan Award for outstanding work in leprosy.
18-April-1971Air India's first Jumbo Jet Plane passenger Boeing 747 named 'Emperor Samrat Ashok' was landed on Santacruz Airport at Bombay.
18-April-1971Gavaskar makes 220 in second innings vs West Indies after 124 in first.
18-April-1978Sardar Sobha Singh, famous builder of modern New Delhi, passed away at the age of 90.
18-April-1991Kerala declared the first fully literate state in the country.
18-April-1992Russia suspends transfer of rocket technology to India.
18-April-1993BJP issues white paper on Ayodhya.
18-April-1998Dr. A. R. Kidwai is appointed Governor of West Bengal.
18-April-2000The Board of Control for Cricket in India adopts a six-point code of conduct for the players.
18-April-2000A. 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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