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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/18/1712 Jeremias Van Riemsdijk, Governor General of Dutch Indies (1775-77), was born.
10/18/1861 Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya, historian and researcher, was born.
10/18/1879 Branch of 'Theosophical Panth' established in India.
10/18/1901 Mahatma Gandhi sails for India.
10/18/1906 Depressed Classes Mission Society' was established by Vitthal Ramji Shinde.
10/18/1919 W. A. Sangma, leader of Meghalaya, was born.
10/18/1925 Narayandatt Tiwar, former Central minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was born.
10/18/1927 Ramesh Vithaldas Divecha, cricketer (11 wickets for India in early 50's), was born in Bombay.
10/18/1928 Roshan Harshadlal "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India), was born in Ahmedabad.
10/18/1952 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wickets to win first Indo-Pak clash.
10/18/1968 Narendra Deepchand Hirwani, cricketer (Ind leggie 16 wickets vs WI on debut in 1988), was born in Gorakhpur.
10/18/1980 The first Himalayan Car Rally of 5,377.9 km was started from Brabourne Stadium, Bombay with 74 starters.
10/18/1983 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer 55 Tests for India, 3208 runs @ 39.12, died.
10/18/1992 1,000 police personnel occupy the Golden Temple in Amritsar to keep Punjab separatists away.
10/18/1992 Zimbabwe's first Test match vs India at Harare.
10/18/1993 Mandakini Athvale, first child actor of Indian film industry, died.
10/18/1995 President's Rule imposed in UP and the State Assembly put in suspended animation.
10/18/1995 Punjab CM Harcharan Singh Brar inducts All India Youth Congress President Maninderjit Singh Bitta in to the cabinet.
10/18/1995 Baby Naaz (Anuradha Bhakkar), famous child actor, died.
10/18/1996 Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi to be the venue for the trial of former PM Rao.
10/18/1997 Prince Philip switches on the internet version of Malayala Manorama and The Week at Kochi.
10/18/2000 Supreme Court gives the nod for construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river.
10/18/2000 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.


Other Historical Dates and Events
6/20/1911Dattatray Purushottam Karmarkar, veteran freedom fighter and former cabinet minister, died.
1/18/1995Kumble takes 16-99 in a match for Karnataka vs Kerala.
4/9/1954India reports only 43\% of population speaks 15 recognized languages, noting 720 dialects, 23 tribal tongues.
8/15/1972Postal Index Number (PIN Code) of 6-digits was introduced.
2/11/1935Lalita Narhar Bapat, famous marathi novelist, was born.
6/21/1906Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
6/1/1786Madras General Post Office started functioning.
2/12/200017 persons, including 12 police personnel, die as naxalites strike terror during the first phase of polling for the Bihar Assembly.
6/18/1991Congress emerges as the largest party in Lok Sabha polls though short of an absolute majority.
2/2/1965Government sanction was accorded to the Officers Training School for the start of Short Service Regular Commission.