Today in History India 18 July

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 18 July

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1857, 18th July: Establishment of Mumbai University.

1925, 18th July: Adolf Hitler published an autobiographical book, Mein Kampf.

1947, 18th July: The Indian Independence Bill was introduced in the British Parliament on July 4, 1947, based on the Mountbatten Plan presented on June 3, 1947. It was approved by the emperor on 18July 1947.

1968, 18th July: Intel was founded in California.

1980, 18th July: Rohini-1, a completely India-made satellite, was placed in Earth orbit.

1992, 18th July: A picture of Les Horribles Cernrttes was taken, which became the first-ever photo posted on the World Wide Web.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on July 18

1811: William Makepeace Thackeray, an English novelist, author, and illustrator.

1848: Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh, the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir.

1861: Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first two female physicians from India.

1909: Bishnu Dey, a Bengali poet, and writer.

1918: Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist.

1919: Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the twenty-fifth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore.

1927: Mehdi Hasan, a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer.

1950: Richard Branson, an English business magnate, investor, author, and former philanthropist.

1955: Pradeep Kumar Sinha, the 31st Cabinet Secretary of India. 

1971: Sukhwinder Singh, an Indian playback singer.

1972: Soundarya, an Indian actress.

1982: Priyanka Chopra, an Indian actress, singer, and film producer.

1989: Bhumi Pednekar, an Indian actress.

1996: Smriti Mandhana, an Indian cricketer.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on July 18

1817: Jane Austen, an English novelist.

1969: Annabhau Sathe, a social reformer, folk poet, and writer.

1974: S. V. Ranga Rao, an Indian film actor, director and producer.

2012: Rajesh Khanna, an Indian actor, film producer, and politician.

What happened in India on 18 July

Johannes Camphuys, Governor General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91), was born.

Johannes Camphuys, Governal General of Dutch-Indies, died at the age of 61.

The Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras Universities were established.

Fourteen thousand mill workers go on strike at Bombay.

Vishnu Dey, Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Bengali poet, was born.

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.

Indian Independence Act, signed by King George VI, was proclaimed as Indian Freedom Act, 1947.

Riots against increase in streetcar fares continue with demonstrators taking control of parts of Calcutta.

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.

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.

Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), died.

Amitabh Bachhan resigns his Lok Sabha membership.

Arun Singh, union minister of state for defence, resigns from the cabinet.

Following the end of six months Governor’s rule, President’s rule imposed in J&K.

Kanandevi, famous Bengali actress, passed away.

Dr. Banoo Coyaji, 75, gets Magsaysay Award for Public Service.

India beats France 3-2 in a sensational Davis Cup tie to enter into the semi-final.

Jayalalitha goes on fast on Cauvery issue.

Rail, road traffic disrupted.

Girilal Jain, 71, The Times of India editor, died.

Munis Raza, famous educationist and former Chancellor of Delhi University, passed away.

Union Finance Ministry gives final clearance to the Enron power project in terms of issuance of counter-guarantee.

Fifth Pay Commission report approved by Central Govt.

The Maharashtra Government bans the controversial Marathi play on Nathuram Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. It was produced by Mr. Udhay Dhurat.

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