18 October in Indian and World History

18 October in Indian and World History

18 October in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 18 October is the birth anniversary of Om Rajesh Puri, and Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

18 October is also observed as the death anniversary of Ramkrishna Khatri, and Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

Birth Anniversary

18 October in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Om Rajesh Puri (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017), one of those famous actors of Hindi films, who could play any role with his acting ability. He was a classic actor of Indian cinema. Every style of his acting impresses the audience. When Om Puri’s smiling face is seen on the silver screen, then the audience also feels his happiness and the audience is also sad in his pain. For his valuable contribution to Hindi films, he was also honored with ‘National Film Award’, ‘Filmfare Award’ and ‘Padma Shri’ etc. Om Puri was that star of Hindi cinema, whom people loved to see in every role. Be it artistic cinema or commercial cinema, he was able to make an impact everywhere. He was born on 18 October 1950 in Ambala, Punjab.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari (18 October 1925 – 18 October 2018) a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. N. D. Tiwari was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh four times. He was born on 18 October 1925 in Baluri Village, Nainital.

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Death Anniversary

18 October in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Ramkrishna Khatri (3 March 1902 – 18 October 1996), one of the leading revolutionaries of India. He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment under the ‘Kakori case’. Ramkrishna Khatri had expanded ‘Hindustan Prajatantra Sangh’ in central India and Maharashtra. He was well versed in Hindi, Marathi, Gurmukhi and English. He also wrote a book titled ‘Shaheedon Ki Chhaya Mein’, which was published from Nagpur. After the independence of India, Ramakrishna Khatri, in collaboration with the Government of India, had started many schemes to help the freedom fighters. He died on 18 October 1996 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Narayan Dutt Tiwari (18 October 1925 – 18 October 2018) a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. N. D. Tiwari was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh four times. He died on 18 October 2018 in Delhi.

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Notable events on 18 October in Indian and World history

18 October 1386 – The University of Heidelberg in Germany was founded.

18 October 1648 – The first labor organization in the North American colonies ‘Boston Shoemakers’ was formed.

18 October 1878 – Thomas Alva Edison made electricity available for domestic use.

18 October 1891 – the first international six-day cycle race started in America started from Madison Square Garden in New York.

18 October 1898 – The United States annexed Puerto Rico from Spain.

18 October 1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation was established.

18 October 1944 – During World War II, the Soviet Union started fighting for the independence of Czechoslovakia from Nazi Germany.

18 October 1954 – The Texas Instruments Company announced the first transistor radio.

18 October 1967 – Hannes A. Bethe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

18 October 1972 – The first multipurpose helicopter SA 315 was tested in Bangalore.

18 October 1973 – American economist Vasily Leontief was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economy.

18 October 1976 – William N. Lipscomb was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

18 October 1991 – Azerbaijan, located at the mouth of Southwest Asia and South Eastern Europe, declared independence from Soviet Union.

18 October 1998 – India and Pakistan agreed to stop nuclear threats.

18 October 2005 – the President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf suggested opening of the Line of Control for earthquake relief work.

18 October 2007 – After eight years, Benazir Bhutto returned to her homeland of Pakistan.

18 October 2007 – The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) was launched in the Hatcreek area (San Francisco) to search for life in distant space.

18 October 2008 – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati returned 189.25 crore acres of land to the Ministry of Railways for the Rail Coach Factory in Rae Bareli.

18 October 2012 – Syria carried out military airstrikes on Maret al-Numan, killing 40 people.

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