18
August

What Happened this Day in India History Events.

1900 Vijayalakshmi Pandit, sister of former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born.
1934 The film director, lyricist and poet Gulzar was born.
1940 For the first time, the weather map was broadcast on television.
1945 The great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chand Bose was badly injured in a plane crash in Taihoku, Taiwan, later died in a military hospital.
1951 Indian Institute of Technology was established in Kharagpur.
1872 Birth of Pandit Vishnu Digambar, the great musician of Maharashtra. Despite being blind, he achieved memorable achievements in the field of music.
1800 Governor General Lord Vallejali established Fort William College in Calcutta.
1956 Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil was born in Mumbai. He scored 1588 runs in 29 Test matches.
2008 The Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh announced the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in 2008.
2010 In 2010, TVS Electronics included a rupee symbol just above the tab in its new key board called 'TVS Gold Bharat'.
1700 Bajirao I, the great general of the Maratha Empire, was born on 1700.
1227 Genghis Khan, ruler of the Mongol Empire, died in 1227.
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