According to Gregory calendar, on March 18, the day number in a year is 78 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 79. March 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 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1229Sixth Crusade-Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II crowned himself King of Jerusalem, although his wife Yolande had died, leaving their infant son Conrad as the rightful heir.
1241First Mongol invasion of Poland-Mongols overwhelmed the Polisharmies of Sandomierz and Kraków provinces in the Battle of Chmielnikand plundered the abandoned city of Kraków.
1314King Philip IV of France had Jacques de Molay , the last Grand Masters of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake.
1741New York governor George Clarke's complex at Fort George was destroyed by a fire supposedly set by slaves, starting the New York Conspiracy of 1741.
1773Oliver Goldsmith's "She To Win" premiered in London.
1858Dutch van der Bruggen resigned from the government.
1871French President Adolphe Thiers ordered the evacuation of Parisafter an uprising broke out as the result of France's defeat in theFranco-Prussian War, leading to the establishment of the Paris Commune government.
1874A Treaty of Hawaii was signed with exclusive trading rights of the United States.
1892Canadian Governor General Lord Stanley of Preston pledged to donate what would become the Stanley Cup, today the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club.
1892Lord Stanley of Preston pledged to donate an award for Canada'stop-ranked amateur ice hockey club, now known as the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.
1906Romanian inventor Traian Vuia became the first person to fly a heavier-than-air monoplane with an unassisted takeoff.
1920Greece started using the Gregorian calendar
1921The Polish–Soviet War, which determined the borders betweenthe Republic of Poland and Soviet Russia, formally concluded with thesigning of the Peace of Riga.
1922A British court sentenced Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison for a sedition case following the Civil Disobedience Movement.
19253,000 buildings were destroyed in a fire in northeast Tokyo.
1953The earthquake in western Turkey killed more than 250 people.
1965The Soviet Union Air Force pilot Alexei Leonov was first spacewalked. Since then, more than 200 passengers have walked the spacewalk.
1970United States postal workers began a two-week strike afterCongress raised its own wages by 41% but only raised the wages of postalworkers by 4%.
1971Landslides in Peru killed 200 people.
1978It was decided to hang former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
1985The first episode of the Australian soap opera Neighbours wasfirst broadcast on the Seven Network, eventually becoming the longestrunning drama in Australian television history.
1990$ 500 million worth of artifacts were stolen from the American Museum. The museum declared a prize of 5 million dollars on these thieves. Despite this, nothing of these artifacts was revealed.
1993Sisters Rosenseuing was appending at Barry more theatre. It was appended at New York far around 556 performances.
1994South Africa goldstone committee became popular. It revealed existence of secret police.
1995Micheal Jordan gave an important announcement, the ending of his 17 month NBA.
199650,000 swimmers raised 15 million for charity during BT’s Swimatgan 96.
1996The deadliest fire in Philippine history burned a nightclub inQuezon City, leaving 162 dead.
199750 people died in a Russian plane crash in Turkey.
1997Russian AN-24 plane crashed. Around 50 died.
2000230 members of the Holocaust Day sect committed suicide in Uganda.
2005As per a court order, the feeding tube of Terri Schiavo, anAmerican woman who suffered brain damage, was removed at the request ofher husband, fueling a worldwide debate on euthanasia.
2006The United Nations approved the proposal for the formation of the 'Human Rights Council'.
2007Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in a hotel bathroom in Kingston.
2010After 5 years research by Orieden Historian’s commission a report in 1945 Oresden bombing.
2011After no fly zone was impaired on Libiya, its government announced ceasefire, due to these 25 civilians were attached in Misrata.
2012Germany’s Federal Assembly elected Joachin Gauk as president of FRG.
2013Alfred Xuereb, an Honorary Prelate of Roman Catholic church is selected by Pope Francis to become his private secretary.
2014President Obama awarded 24 medals to veterans, originally overlooked due to ethnic or racial bias.
235Roman emperor Severus Alexander was assassinatedby his legion, beginning the Crisis of the Third Century.

Important Historical Events of 18 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1801The first Ordnance Manufacturing Factory was established in India.
1925The Tri-State Tornado spawned in Missouri, traveled over 219miles (352 km) across Illinois and Indiana, and killed 695 along theway, making it the tornado with the longest continuous track everrecorded and the deadliest in U.S. history.
1938India's famous actor Shashi Kapoor was born. His real name is Balbir Raj Kapoor.
1944The Azad Hind Fauj of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose entered India through Burma.
2008Sunil Bharti Mittal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Enterprises, became the first Indian to join America's Distinguished Entrepreneur Academy.

Important Days of 18 March National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
Ordnance Manufacturing DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 18 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1914Dr Nagendra Singh / Judge / India
1701Niclas Sahlgren / Business Man / India
1914Dr. Nagendra Singh / Lawyer / India
1914Dr. Nagendra Singh / Politician / India
1914Maharaj Sri Nagendra Singh  / Lawyer / India
1938Shashi Kapoor / Actor / India
1948Eknath Solkar / Cricketer / India
1953D. V. Sadanand Gowda / Politician / India
1953Devaragunda Venkappa Sadananda G / Politician / India
1956Arundhati Bhattacharya / Banker / India
1989Shreevats Goswami / Cricketer / India

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