According to Gregory calendar, February 18 is the day number 49 in a given year. February 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 February in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1614Jahangir captured Mewar.
1637Eighty Years' War-Off the coast of Cornwall, England, aSpanish fleet intercepted an important Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44vessels escorted by 6 warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
1836The great saint and thinker Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was born.
1873Vasil Levski, the national hero of Bulgaria, wasexecuted in Sofia by Ottoman authorities for his efforts to establish anindependent Bulgarian republic.
1878Competition between two merchants in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, US, turned into a range war when a member of one faction was murdered by the other.
1925Krishna Sobti, a Hindi writer and essay writer, was born.
1930Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto
1930Pluto, the ninth planet in our solar system for a long time, was discovered by Clyde Tombamag.
1942World War II-The Imperial Japanese Army began the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among Chinese Singaporeans.
1943Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, delivered theSportpalast speech to motivate the German people when the tide of WorldWar II was turning against Germany.
1952Greece and Turkey joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1957Kenyan independence leader Dedan Kimathi, who spearheaded theMau Mau Rebellion, was executed by British authorities, who saw him as aterrorist.
1965The country of Gambia gained independence from Britain and today was declared the national day of this country.
1965Great Britain granted independence to Gambia city
1970An American jury acquitted the 'Chicago Seven' of conspiracyand inciting riots stemming from protests during the 1968 DemocraticNational Convention.
1977NASA's first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, made its first 'flight' atop a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft .
1977The British science fiction comic 2000AD debuted on 26 February with Project 1.
1991Edmonton oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NFL. He was suspended for a long session for substance abuse. On February 18, 1991 he shuts the New Jersey Devils by 4-0.
1994Actor Joe Pantoliano and model Nancy Shippard were married on February 1994. During their marriage Joe was 41 years while Nancy was 31.
1995Barb Jones whitehead won the Cup o’ Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open on February 18, 1995.
2001American FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested and charged with spying for Soviet and Russian intelligence agencies over a period of 22 years.
2001Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese broke out inSampit, Indonesia, that would ultimately result in more than 500 deathsand 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
2001FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested because he was accused of spying Russia for 25 years.
2001FBI agent Robert Hansen was arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union and sentenced to life imprisonment.
2003Arsonist set a fire in a railway station in Daegu, South Korea, Nearly 200 were killed in the incident.
200768 people were killed in the Samjhauta Express going from Delhi to Lahore.
2010Yvo de Boer, the top climate change official at the United Nations along with the Executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change resigns.
2010Rebels attacked the presidential palace in Niamey, Niger, and replaced President Mamadou Tandja with a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
2011Voters of Uganda participate in the Uganda general election. Voters Fesr that the election is rigged so that the 30-year rule of rebel Yourri Museveni.
2012Pope Benedict XVI announces seven new saints. The saints included American Saint, Kateri Tekawitha. He also appoints twenty two new cardinals.
2013The Nestle Company decides to remove its beef pasta from the supermarkets present in France, Spain and Italy after tests confirm that food giant has products which are contaminated with horsemeat.
2014The famous soft-drink company ‘Coca- Cola’ announced that it would plan to reduce its cost by 1 million dollar over the next few years, so that it can counteract its slowing demand.
2014Clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital Kiev killed at least 76 people and injured hundreds.

Important Historical Events of 18 February in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1766A mutiny by captive Madagascans began at sea on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction, and subsequent rulings in the Dutch East India Company's Council of Justice were a 'huge step in the recognition of oppressed people as free-thinking individuals.'
1766A mutiny by captive Madagascans began at sea on the slave ship Meermin, leading to the ship's destruction, and subsequent rulings in the Dutch East India Company's Council of Justice were a 'huge step in the recognition of oppressed people as free-thinking individuals.'
1911The work of sending mail for the first time was done in India. The first official flight of Air Mail took place in Allahabad. 10 km In this flight of 6500 letters were taken to Naini.
1946The Royal Indian Navy Navy) rebelled in Mumbai.
1971India established the first satellite contact with Britain through the Arvi satellite station.
1979The US gave India a check of Rs 1664 crore, which is considered to be the largest check in the world.
1996Kenya plays the first full One Day International Match in the Cricket World Cup against team India.
2007Terrorist bombs exploded on the Samjhauta Express train inPanipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.

Important Days of 18 February National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Ramakrishna Paramhans JayantiNational Day
Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 18 February 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1927Mohammed Zahur Khayyam / Singer / India
1486Chaitanya Mahaprabhu / Monk / India
1899Jai Narayan Vyas / Politician / India
1926Nalini Jaywant / Actress / India
1927Abdul Haleem Zafar Khan / Instrumentalist / India
1933Nimmi / Actress / India
1935Veer Bahadur Singh / Politician / India
1979Tinu Yohannan / Cricketer / India
1986Giaa Manek / Actress / India
1995Deborah Herold / Cyclist / India

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