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

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

According to Gregory calendar, on June 18, the day number in a year is 169 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 170. June 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.

June 18 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
618Li Yuan became Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuriesof the Tang dynasty in China.
860A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sailed into the Bosporus and started pillaging the suburbs of Constantinople.
1053Humphrey of Hauteville led the armies of the Normans in theBattle of Civitate against the combined forces of Pope Leo IX and theHoly Roman Empire.
1429French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeated the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turned the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
1576The battle of Haldighati started between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal ruler Akbar.
1802Ga Long was crowned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam.
1812The War of 1812 began between the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
1815War of the Seventh Coalition-Napoleon Bonaparte fought andlost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
1815Napoleon's army defeated Britain in the Battle of Waterloo.
1837Spain adopted the new constitution.
1842An elementary school system was introduced in Sweden.
1858Charles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalistAlfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, which prompted Darwin topublish his theory of evolution.
1887Germany and Russia signed the reinsurance treaty.
1894The first was the Rosenberry Uganda declared a British patronage.
1897Kyoto University Officiation was established in Japan.
1908The University of the Philippines, the national university ofthe Philippines, was established.
1913The Arab Congress opened in 1913, during which Arab nationalists discussed desired reforms under the Ottoman Empire.
1923Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets. Motorized taxi cabs began to appear on the streets of major cities beginning in the early 1900s. Particularly in Chicago, where numerous railroads had terminals, there was considerable need for on-demand, point-to-point chauffeur-driven transportation.
1941Turkey signed a peace deal with Nazi Germany.
1946Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, called for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim. Direct Action Day, also known as the Great Calcutta Killings, was a day of widespread riot and manslaughter between Hindus and Muslims in the city of Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in the Bengal province of British India.
1946The first Satyagraha movement for independence from the Portuguese rule began in Goa under the leadership of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia.
1953A Douglas C-124 Globemaster II aircraft crashed just aftertakeoff from Tachikawa, Japan, killing all 129 people on board in thefirst aviation accident with over 100 fatalities.
1972British European Airways Flight 548 crashed near the town ofStaines less than three minutes after departing from London HeathrowAirport, killing all 118 people aboard, at the time the worst airdisaster in the UK.
1979SALT II was signed by the United States and the Soviet Union. SALT II was a series of talks between United States and Soviet negotiators from 1972 to 1979 which sought to curtail the manufacture of strategic nuclear weapons. SALT II was the first nuclear arms treaty which assumed real reductions in strategic forces to 2,250 of all categories of delivery vehicles on both sides.
1979The arms control agreement was signed between the US and the Soviet Union.
1980Shakuntala Devi multiplied the two 13 digit numbers and gave the correct answer in 28 seconds.
1981United States Air Force (USAF) The F-117 was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight. The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United.
1982The body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, known as 'God'sBanker' due to his close association with the Vatican, was found hangingfrom scaffolding beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge.
1983Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. She remains the youngest American astronaut to have travelled to space, having done so at the age of 32.
1983Aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Sally Ride becamethe first American woman in space.
1983Iranian teenager Mona Mahmudnizhad and nine other women were hanged because of their membership in the Bahá'í Faith.
1987M / s. Swaminathan received the first World Food Award.
1994The Troubles-Members of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Forceattacked a crowded bar in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, with assaultrifles, killing six.
2003Google introduced the internet program Adsense.
2004Chad's troops killed 69 Sudanese militias.
2009The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft was launched. The LRO mission is a precursor to future human and robotic missions to the Moon by NASA. To this end a detailed mapping program will identify safe landing sites, locate potential resources on the Moon, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology.
2009NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, its first mission to the moon in over ten years.
2009NASA sent a reconnaissance probe to find water on the moon.
2012Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed crown prince ofSaudi Arabia.
2013Two suicide attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad killed 31 people and injured 60.

Famous Birthdays of June 18:

YearName / Profession / Country
1976Alana de la Garza / Actress / United States of America
1956John Scott / Conductor / United Kingdom
1929Ann Mara / Business Woman / United States of America
1946Bruiser Brody / Wrestler / United States of America
1901Llewellyn Rees / Actor / United Kingdom
1917Richard Boone / Actor / United States of America
1987Omar Arellano / Footballer / Mexico
1903Raymond Radiguet / Poet / France
1466Ottaviano Petrucci / Printer / Italy
1981Marco Streller / Footballer / Switzerland
1915Robert Kanigher / Author / United States of America
1952Tiiu Aro / Politician / Estonia
1928David T. Lykken / Academic / United States of America
1976Blake Shelton / Writer / United States of America
1908Nedra Volz / Actress / United States of America
1981Clint Newton / Rugby Player / Australia
1816Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte / Princess / France
1941Delia Smith / Author / United Kingdom
1981Ella Chen / Singer / Taiwan
1988Elini Dimoutsos / Footballer / Greece
1952Lee Soo-man / Singer / South Korea
1910Avon Long / Actor / United States of America
1918Alf Francis / Racing Driver / United Kingdom
1969Christopher Largen / Author / United States of America
1920Lode Van Den Bergh / Academic / Belgium
1966Troy Kemp / High Jumper / Bahamas
1971Jason McAteer / Footballer / United Kingdom
1989Renee Olstead / Actress / United States of America
1968Frank Müller / Athlete / Germany
1928Michael Blakemore / Actor / Australia

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