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Today in History India 18 June

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

1946, 18th June: Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia headed a demonstration in Londa, Goa, and called for direct action against the Portuguese. 

1956, 18th June: The Hindu Succession Act 1956 was passed.

1980, 18th June: Shakuntala Devi multiplied two 13 digit numbers and gave the correct answer in 28 seconds.

1994, 18th June: Gay games were first introduced in New York City.

2003, 18th June: Google launched the internet program Adsense.

2006, 18th June: KazSat, the first space satellite of Kazakhstan was launched. 

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on June 18.

1861: Devaki Nandan Khatri, an Indian writer.

1899: Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari, an Indian freedom fighter.

1911: Kamala Sohonie, a pioneering Indian biochemist. She is the first Indian woman to receive a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline.

1931: K. S. Sudarshan, the fifth Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

1942: Sir James Paul McCartney, an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on June 18.

1858: Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, an Indian queen of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi in North India.

1902: Samuel Butler, the iconoclastic English author.

1936: Maxim Gorky, a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. 

1974: Seth Govind Das, an Indian independence activist, and a distinguished parliamentarian.

2005: Syed Mushtaq Ali, an Indian cricketer.

2009: Ali Akbar Khan, an Indian Hindustani classical musician.

What happened in India on 18 June

18-June-1633
Revairu Diogu, dictionary creator of Konkani language and Jezoet Priest, died.

18-June-1658
Aurangzeb managed to capture the Agra Fort and later arrested his father Emperor Shahjahan.

18-June-1858
Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi died while fighting with the British troops in the battlefield near Gwalior.

18-June-1879
Venketeshwar Bachhali, famous physics scientist, was born.

18-June-1887
Dr. Anugrah Narain Singh, freedom fighter, educationist, leader and Minister of India, was born in Poiyavan village, Gaya district, Bihar.

18-June-1896
Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936), was born in Madras.

18-June-1901
Ramchandra Bhikaji Gunjikar, Marathi novelist and editor, passed away.

18-June-1917
Lachhmansingh Gill, famous politician and former chief minister, was born.

18-June-1918
A. R. Rajrajvarma, famous poet of Malayalam language, critic and master of grammer, passed away.

18-June-1926
Bhishma Singh Chauhan, great author, was born at Naglajula (U.P).

18-June-1940
Forward Block Party was established.

18-June-1943
British Field Marshal Archibald Wavell becomes Viceroy of India.

18-June-1946
First Satyagraha movement was started for Goa liberation from the Portuguese.

18-June-1946
Congress Working Committee decides to accept Interim Government scheme.

18-June-1956
New Hindu Succession Act was passed.

18-June-1966
California’s hippie subculture converged into a mass of long hair, flowers, and rock music this weekend, as 50,000 flowed into the fairgrounds of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The event featured the largest collection of major rock acts ever assembled; thousands of fans had to be turned away from the sold-out concert. Established artists such as the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, and the Mamas and the Papas received the expected ovations from the huge audience. But the response was equally enthusiastic for performances by Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar and new talents Janis Joplin, the Who, and Jimi Hendrix, a young man who played the electric guitar like nobody else.

18-June-1974
Govinddas Seth, Hindi litterateur and politician, died.

18-June-1978
The Karakoram Highway, linking Gilgit in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with Sinkiang in China, is opened.

18-June-1979
Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset.

18-June-1988
V.P.Singh defeats Congress rival Sunil Shastri in Allahabad Lok Sabha election.

18-June-1989
India and Pakistan decide to end the five-year-old confrontation in Siachen Glacier area by redeploying their forces.

18-June-1991
Congress emerges as the largest party in Lok Sabha polls though short of an absolute majority.

18-June-1992
Congress (I) chooses Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma as Presidential candidate.

18-June-1993
Advani takes over as party President.

18-June-1993
Sunil Mittal, businessman, denies getting any money from Harshad Mehta.

18-June-1993
The 14th national council of the BJP at Bangalore swears by Hindutva.

18-June-1994
The strength of the Sikkim Sangram Parishad ministry led by Sanchaman Limboo reduced to 14 in the 32-member house.

18-June-1995
The latest deaths in northern India’s hottest weather this century bring the death toll to 525 as temperatures hit 113¦F (45¦C) in New Delhi.

18-June-1996
CBI arrests Sanjeeva Rao, relative of Narasimha Rao, and Prakash Yadav, son of former Union Minister, in the urea scam.

18-June-1997
E.K. Nayanar, Kerala Chief Minister, meets Pope John Paul II in Vatican.

18-June-1997
Prakash Padukone launches IBC.

18-June-2000
K.M. Beenamol breaks P.T. Usha’s record in 400m at 51.21 sec in an international meet at Kiev in Ukraine.

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