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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
11/18/1727 Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Amber laid the stone of Jaipur City. Vidyadhar Chakravarty of Bengal was the architect of the first planned city in India.
11/18/1772 Madhav Rao Peshwa (the 4th peshwa ruler) died at the age of 28. Narayanrao succeeded him.
11/18/1839 P Barron discovered Nainital and he was the British sugar merchant of Shahjahanpur.
11/18/1898 Prabodhchandra Bagchi, researcher of ""Ancient History of India"", was born.
11/18/1901 V. Shantaram alias Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, famous film maker and actor (Chitrapat Maharashi), was born.
11/18/1911 Free primary school education is introduced.
11/18/1925 Madhukar Gopal Pathak, noted author and film director, was born.
11/18/1936 V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician, prolific writer and leader, died.
11/18/1937 1,100 prisoners freed after appeal by Gandhi, his first political act in year.
11/18/1937 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v Eng, 0-22), was born in Delhi.
11/18/1948 Nearly 500 people were drowned when the ferry steamer Narayan River capsized and sank in the Ganga near Patna.
11/18/1955 Nicolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev, top USSR Soviet leaders, first time came to New Delhi.
11/18/1960 Raghunath Chaudhary, famous natural poet of Assam, passed away.
11/18/1961 The Navy went into action under the command of Rear Admiral BS Soman, then Flag Officer Commanding, Indian Fleet. The ships conducted their mission in three geographical areas for liberating Goa .
11/18/1964 Dharam Vira was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of India. He held this office till 27-06-1966
11/18/1972 Tiger was adopted as India's 'National Animal'
11/18/1973 Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, passed away. She came to India in 1914.
11/18/1974 Telex Service started between India and Pakistan.
11/18/1974 Rajni Pannikar,noted story writer, passed away.
11/18/1978 Dhirendra Ganguly, film maker, writer, director and actor, passed away.
11/18/1988 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Delhi on a three-day visit.
11/18/1991 In the by-elections, Congress gets 8 Lok Sabha seats and suffers rout in UP assembly, while BJP gets absolute majority.
11/18/1994 Bipinchandra Joshi, cheif of Army and General, passed away at the age of 54 years.
11/18/1997 School bus plunges into the Yamuna killing 28 Delhi children.
11/18/1997 Puttaveeramma of Ishwatha Ashrama Vidyaranyapuram, Vishveshwara Nagar, Mysore, conferred with the 'Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 1997' for lifelong exemplary service to poor destitute women, in particular deaf and dumb girl children.
11/18/1997 US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives in New Delhi. Ms. Albright said she raised the 'all-important issue of terrorism' with Pakistan's top leadership.
11/18/1999 Sonia Gandhi pleads the President on Nalini's case.
11/18/1999 Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, including its Chief Commander, are killed in a fierce encounter with Special Operations Group (SOG) in Jammu and Kashmir.
11/18/2000 Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister, said there would be no cuts in Income Tax rates in the next budget, and signalled that the reforms process will continue.


 


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/7/1974T. T. Krishnamachari, former Finance Minister, passed away.
7/13/1990Union Ministers Arun Nehru, Arif Mohammed Khan and Satpal Malik submitted their resignation in protest against O.P.Chautala's taking over as CM of Haryana.
12/25/1921Mass boycott greets the Prince of Wales when he arrives in Calcutta.
12/7/1999A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, rejects the Opposition demand for resignation of three Central Ministers L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Ayodhya case.
5/26/1946Gandhiji considers 'Plan' the best document produced by British Government under the circumstances.
10/2/1952Community Development Programme started.
10/19/1929Balbir Singh, India field hockey player (Olympic gold 1948-56), was born.
1/14/1969Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu.
3/27/1989Delhi beat Bengal by an innings and 210 to win the Ranji Trophy.
11/1/1999H. K. Dua, senior Journalist and former editor of The Indian Express and The Hindustan Times, is appointed the Press Adviser to the Prime Minister.