Today in History February 18: From Indian Home Rule Society to Discovery of Pluto, list of 10 most important events happened today
This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, February 18 is the 48th day of the year and the 48th day in a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 18 February as well as birthdays of famous people.
10 Major Events Happened Today in History
#WednesdayWisdom from the immortalized Hindu mystic Ramakrishna. pic.twitter.com/T7wtuPyvEI— Patrick Zeis (@patrickzeis) November 30, 2017
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Birthday
Happy birthday to #Khayyam (Mohammed Zahur Khayyam) pic.twitter.com/fCUBfaaTh7— Shankar Jaikishan duo (@SJFansAssnCal) February 18, 2016
First Official Flight with Airmail in India
#OTD in 1911 the first official air mail flight takes place when 23 year old Henri Pequet flew his Humber-Sommer aircraft with 6,500 letters from Allahabad in India to Naini, also in India. A daunting 8 miles away! #aircraft #mail #airmail #history #biplane pic.twitter.com/PhUBiRUun5— The History Tellers (@Hist_Tell) February 18, 2021
National Democracy Day
Today is National Democracy Day in Nepal https://t.co/OHDQKJcIWu pic.twitter.com/4UNVeDaRnW— Holidays Bot (@HolidaysBot) February 18, 2020
Samjhauta Express Bombings
February 18 2007 � Samjhauta Express bombings occurred around midnight in Diwana near the Indian city of Panipat pic.twitter.com/5tpgoKsifv— BusallettaInfo (@sulsitodisimone) February 18, 2021
Jnan Prakash Ghosh Death Anniversary
Tribute to Legends, rare series of SNA awardees— Sangeet Natak Akademi (@sangeetnatak) February 9, 2016
JNAN PRAKASH GHOSH AKADEMI FELLOW 1974 pic.twitter.com/fNaA3Q01rQ
Indian Home Rule Society Founded
Freedom Fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma Founded The Indian Home Rule Society In London— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) July 30, 2019
Portuguese hand over Mumbai island to England
In 1665, the Portuguese hand over Mumbai island to England. On 21 May 1662, the marriage treaty of Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza, daughter of King John IV of Portugal, placed seven islands of Bombay in possession of the British Empire, as part of the dowry of Catherine to Charles.
Today in 1661, Charles II of England married Catherine Braganza of Portugal. The British got Bombay as dowry#7Islands pic.twitter.com/KgJxLQHw9L— Mumbai Heritage (@mumbaiheritage) June 23, 2017
Today in 1997, Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered of Pluto, died at age 90. He's pictured here with a homemade telescope at age 22. pic.twitter.com/9DUxrJWBdp— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) January 18, 2022
Did you know?— Catdraíochta 🌍🌹🇮🇪 (@CatsCavern) August 19, 2021
Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930 - and that was less than half a Pluto year ago. pic.twitter.com/6dECxPA8GT
Toni Morrison Birthday
"Freedom is choosing your responsibility. It's not having no responsibilities; it's choosing the ones you want."— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) February 13, 2022
Toni Morrison became the first African American woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize when she received the literature prize in 1993.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/XF3wTiHXyo
Above are the 10 most important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.
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