August 18 in History – What happened on 18 August in Past

18 August - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on August 18, the day number in a year is 230 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 231. August 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.

August 18 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
293The oldest temple of Venus, the goddess of beauty, was discovered in Romania.
684Second Fitna-Umayyad partisans defeated the supporters of Ibnal-Zubayr and cemented Umayyad control of Syria.
1487Reconquista-After a four-month siege, the Catholic Monarchsconquered the city of Málaga from the Muslims.
1590On the third birthday of his granddaughter Virginia Dare, thefirst English child born in the Americas, John White, governor of theRoanoke Colony in present-day North Carolina, US, returned from Englandonly to find the settlement deserted.
1612The trials of the Pendle witches, among the most famous ofEngland's witch trials, began at the assizes in Lancaster.
1708War of Spanish Succession: Minorca imprisoned by British forces.
1765Joseph II became the Holy Roman Emperor.
1783An unusually bright meteor procession blazed across the nightsky over Great Britain.
1800Governor General Lord Vallejali established Fort William College in Calcutta.
1800Fort William College was established by Lord Wellesley in Calcutta.
1838America's first naval expedition took place.
1846General Stephen W. Cairney's US forces captured Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1864American Civil War-At the Battle of Globe Tavern, Union forces attempted to sever the Weldon Railroad during the Siege of Petersburg.
1868Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium while analyzing thechromosphere of the sun during a total solar eclipse in Guntur, India.
1877Asaph Hall discovered Phobos the larger of Mars'two moons, six days after discovering Deimos, the other one.
1891A hurricane struck Martinique, killing about 700 people,injuring at least 1,000 others, and obliterating houses, trees, andcrops across the entire island.
1900Indian politician Vijayalakshmi Pandit, sister of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was born.
1920The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America.
1924France withdrew its troops from Germany.
1926The weather map was first broadcast on television.
1934Film director, lyricist and poet Gulzar was born.
1937Following on from the success of Toyota Industries the son of the original founder Sakichi Toyoda of Toyota Industries Kiichiro Toyoda founds the Toyota Motor Company in Japan.
1945He died due to a plane crash of Subhash Chandra Bose at Taihoku Airport, Taiwan.
1948Australia completed a 4–0 Ashes series win, earning them thenickname of 'The Invincibles' for being the first Test cricket matchside to play an entire tour of England without losing a match.
1951Indian Institute of Technology IIT) was established in Kharagpur, West Bengal.
1956Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil was born in Mumbai. He scored 1588 runs in 29 Test matches.
1958Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita was published in the United States.
1963James Meredith is the first African American ever to finish a degree in political science from the University of Mississippi; he was also the first black student of the university.
1964South Africa was barred from participating in the Olympic Games. This ban was imposed due to the policies of the Government of Southern Africa.
1966Vietnam War-Members from D Company of the 6th Battalion of theRoyal Australian Regiment were surrounded and attacked on all sides by amuch larger Viet Cong unit at the Battle of Long Tan, but held them offfor several hours until reinforcements arrived.
1973Construction of the first FM Radio station in Boston, USA was approved.
1976North Korean soldiers killed two American soldiers in the JointSecurity Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, heightening tensionsover a 100-foot (30 m) poplar tree that blocked the line of sightbetween a United Nations Command checkpoint and an observation post.
1983Hurricane Alicia made landfall near Galveston, Texas, US,causing $2.6 billion in damages and 21 deaths.
1989In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians show signs of protest by not going to their jobs in Israel. Militants in reply to the issuing of computerized identity cards by the Israeli government instructed the strike. The strike shut down shops, educational facilities, and businesses.
1989Leading Colombian presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán was assassinated during a public demonstration in the town of Soacha,Cundinamarca.
1994Irish mobster Martin Cahill was murdered in Dublin.
1996900 million bees in Africa died endangering the fruit crops and African plants. The reason behind these deaths was the fusing of the bees with the ones that were imported from the Cape.
1998Heart operations were first shown on the Internet in the United States. This operation was done by doctor Robert Lazara.
2005100 million living in Java and Bali are left without electricity for at least seven hours due to a major failure in an important transmission line, currently ranked as the worst power cut in history.
2005A police shoot out killed a man, Saleh Mohammed Al-Aoofi who is thought to be Al Qaeda's leader in Saudi Arabia.
2006Ford Motor Company will make 10 plants in North America redundant for the time, as it reduces production by 21%.
2007Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf says he will contend in the upcoming presidential election 'because the country needs him.'
2008Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned under heavy pressure from the opposition.
2010Two Israeli groups launch a course in 'Zionist editing' of the online encyclopedia project Wikipedia.Two Israeli groups launch a course in 'Zionist editing' of the online encyclopedia project Wikipedia.
2012Al-Qaeda militants strike an intelligence headquarters in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, at least 14 people died.
2012At least 13 Afghan terrorists killed in NATO air strike.



Famous Birthdays of August 18:

YearName / Profession / Country
1937Sheila Cassidy / Author / United Kingdom
1834Marshall Field / Business Man / United States of America
1957Denis Leary / Actor / United States of America
1948John Scarlett / Intelligence Officer / United Kingdom
1908Edgar Faure / Politician / France
1984Sigourney Bandjar / Footballer / Netherlands
1918Cisco Houston / Writer / United States of America
1956John Debney / Composer / United States of America
1913Romain Maes / Cyclist / Belgium
1960Fat Lever / Basketball Player / United States of America
1902Margaret Murie / Author / United States of America
1953Louie Gohmert / Lawyer / United States of America
1988Jack Hobbs / Footballer / United Kingdom
1959Tom Prichard / Wrestler / United States of America
1890Walther Funk / Politician / Germany
1994Morgan Sanson / Footballer / France
1879Alexander Rodzyanko / General / Russia
1919Wally Hickel / Politician / United States of America
1931Bramwell Tillsley / General / Canada
1792John Russell / Politician / United Kingdom
1978Andy Samberg / Actor / United States of America
1977Paraskevas Antzas / Footballer / Greece
1961Timothy Geithner / Politician / United States of America
1911Klara Dan von Neumann / Scientist / Hungary
1943Martin Mull / Actor / United States of America
1939Robert Horton / Business Man / United Kingdom
1971Tom Middleton / Producer / United Kingdom
1985Inge Dekker / Swimmer / Netherlands
1988Eggert Jónsson / Footballer / Iceland
1893Burleigh Grimes / Baseball Player / United States of America

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Read in Hindi : 18 अगस्त की प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएं

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