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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
7/18/1634 Joannes Camphuys, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91), was born.
7/18/1695 Joannes Camphuys, Governal General of Dutch-Indies, died at the age of 61.
7/18/1857 The Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras Universities were established.
7/18/1908 Fourteen thousand mill workers go on strike at Bombay.
7/18/1909 Vishnu Dey, Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Bengali poet, was born.
7/18/1946 U.K. Parliament approves British Cabinet mission report on India but Churchill says that the mission went too far in offering India independence outside of the Commonwealth.
7/18/1947 Indian Independence Act, signed by King George VI, was proclaimed as Indian Freedom Act, 1947.
7/18/1953 Riots against increase in streetcar fares continue with demonstrators taking control of parts of Calcutta.
7/18/1980 Second Experimental launch of Space Launch Vehicle -3 (SLV-3) by Indian made 35 kilogram Rohini satellite (RS-1) successfully placed in orbit. It was used for measuring in-flight performance of second experimental launch of SLV-3. The launch took from Sriharikota and India became the sixth nation to put a satellite into orbit.
7/18/1980 Madras Doordashan Centre transmitted their first colour transmission for one hour in the afternoon, and this programme was re-transmitted simultaneously by Delhi Doordarshan, India.
7/18/1980 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), died.
7/18/1987 Amitabh Bachhan resigns his Lok Sabha membership.
7/18/1987 Arun Singh, union minister of state for defence, resigns from the cabinet.
7/18/1990 Following the end of six months Governor's rule, President's rule imposed in J&K.
7/18/1992 Kanandevi, famous Bengali actress, passed away.
7/18/1993 Dr. Banoo Coyaji, 75, gets Magsaysay Award for Public Service.
7/18/1993 India beats France 3-2 in a sensational Davis Cup tie to enter into the semi-final.
7/18/1993 Jayalalitha goes on fast on Cauvery issue.
7/18/1993 Rail, road traffic disrupted.
7/18/1993 Girilal Jain, 71, The Times of India editor, died.
7/18/1994 Munis Raza, famous educationist and former Chancellor of Delhi University, passed away.
7/18/1996 Union Finance Ministry gives final clearance to the Enron power project in terms of issuance of counter-guarantee.
7/18/1997 Fifth Pay Commission report approved by Central Govt.
7/18/1998 The Maharashtra Government bans the controversial Marathi play on Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. It was produced by Mr. Udhay Dhurat.


Other Historical Dates and Events
7/11/1998Indians bag a silver and a bronze at the International Physics Olympiad in Reykjavik.
7/4/1985Police inquiry said bombs caused Air India jet disaster in New Delhi.
4/13/1982Pandit Parmanand, founder member of `Gather Party', passed away.
7/20/1990Tamil Nadu Bandh organised by Tamil Nadu Government to protest against the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka passes off peacefully.
3/16/2000Rabri Devi, Bihar Chief Minister, wins trust vote.
2/14/1932Madhubala (Mumtaj Begam), film actress, was born.
12/20/1990India and Pakistan agree not to attack each other's nuclear installations.
1/28/1877Pulin Bihari Das, revolutionary journalist, passed away.
5/9/1959Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, founder of Rayat Educational Institute, passed away.
6/23/1953Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, great social reformer, politician, national leader and founder of JanSangh Party, died at Srinagar while in detention.