According to Gregory calendar, on April 18, the day number in a year is 109 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 110. April 18 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 18 April in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1506The construction of the current St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican City began to replace the old basilica built in the 4th century.
1612Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz.
1689Provincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, and arrested Dominion officials of New England.
1738Real Academy de la Historia was established in Madrid "Royal Academy of History").
1775American revolutionary war-owner Paul Revre, William Davas and Samuel Persket launched a 'midnight ride' from Boston to Tolxington to warn the residents about the adjacent arrival of British soldiers.
1809The 2000 Guinness Deck horse race first took place in England.
1835Lord Melbourne succeeded Sir Robert Peel as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1847The United States of Mexican-American War-Vinfield Scott fired Santa Anna's large Mexican army from a strong position in the Battle of Sereno Gordo.
1848The Second Anglo-Sikh War was ended in Punjab.
1859The leader of the 1857 rebellion Tatya Tope was hanged.
1880William Evert Gladstone Prime Minister again, defeating Benjamin Disraeli Dhara in the United Kingdom general elections.
1899A Royal Charter St Andrew Ambulance Association was formed by Fournisseur Queen Victoria.
1906An earthquake and fire in San Francisco killed about 4000 people.
1906A major earthquake and resulting fire destroyed San Francisco (depiction of damage), leaving at least 3,000 people killed and more likely to be homeless.
1917Mahatma Gandhi chose Champaran in Bihar for Satyagraha.
1923New York Yankis of Major League Baseball began playing the game at the newly constructed Yanki Stadium.
1938Made by Superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made her debut in the first true superhero comic book in Action Comics 1.
1947In the largest non-atomic single explosive detonation history, the Royal Navy installed 4,000 tonnes of surplus ammunition with unsuccessful attempts to destroy the island of Heligoland, Germany.
1949Ireland officially left the British Commonwealth and became a Republic.
1952West Germany and Japan established diplomatic relations.
1955The great scientist Albert Einstein died.
1958Controversial American poet Agera Pound was given Washington D.C. K. Elizabeth was released from Hospital, where he was imprisoned for twelve years.
1971The country's first Jumbo Jet Aircraft 747, named Samrat Ashoka, landed in Mumbai.
1971Sunil Gavaskar scored 220 runs in the second innings against the West Indies. He scored 124 runs while batting first.
1983In 1983, 63 people were killed by bombing the United States embassy in Beirut.
1994West Indies batsman Brian Lara scored a world record of scoring the most runs in an innings of a Test match scoring 375 runs.
1994Beauty and the Beast was released at Palace Theater in New York City.
1994The 98th Boston Marathon was won by Kosmus Nadeti of Kenya. He completed the marathon in just 2 hours 7 minutes 15 seconds.
1994Brian Lara scored a triple century. He scored 375 runs against England in a one -day match.
1996"Funny talk 'was released at St. James Theater in New York City. It lasted houseful for 715 days.
1996Israeli armies attacked Kana, Lebanon during Operation Grapasoff Anger, killing more than 100 civilians and injuring more than 110 children in a United Nations campus.
1999Britain's leading novelist, biographer and editor Mary Bullins died at the age of 90.
201045th Academy of Country Music Award: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert won.
2011A land-slide took place in Eastern Java. About 100 people were killed in the incident.
201327 killed, 65 injured in bomb blasts in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
2013Two planets - Capler -62E and Capler -62F were discovered in the area around Kepler -62. The area around the stars can support liquid water.
201412 Nepal climbers killed in avalanche at Mount Everest.
2014A 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Mexico, about 80 miles north-west of Akapulco. Only a minor damage was stated.

Important Historical Events of 18 April in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1853The first train in India ran between Mumbai and Thane (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal). It was a journey of 36 km. The train was a major achievement of the country at that time in India.
1930Surya Sen aka Master Da and 62 people from the Indian Republican Army attacked the Chittagong library.
1931The Earl of Willingdon was made Viceroy of India.
1991Kerala was declared the first fully literate state of India.
2005India agrees to give Mumbai-based 'Jinnah House' to Pakistan.

Important Days of 18 April National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Heritage DayInternational Day
World Heritage DayInternational Day
Zimbabwe Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 18 April 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1858Dhondo Keshav Karve / Activist / India

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