Today in History 18 September: From From Sunita William's birthday to Batla House encounter, list of Important events today

Publish Date: 18 Sep, 2022
Today in History 18 September: From From Sunita William's birthday to Batla House encounter, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 19 September is the 262nd day of the year and the 263rd day of 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 worldwide on 19 September as well as the birthdays of famous people.

Major Events Happened on this Day

1803- The second Anglo-Maratha war

The second Anglo-Maratha war under Sir Arthur Wellesley resulted in a crushing defeat of the Marathas at Assaye. The British Christians took control of Delhi and captured large parts of India.

1957- The US conducted the first underground nuclear test

On September 19, 1957, the United States detonates a 1.7-kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a 1,375-square-mile research center located 65 miles north of Las Vegas.

1958- Lucky Ali was born

Maqsood Mahmood Ali, better known as Lucky Ali, is an Indian singer, songwriter and actor. With several popular singles and albums, he emerged as a significant figure of Indipop during the 1990s.

1965- Sunita Williams was born

Sunita Lyn William is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer who formerly held the records for most spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).

2007- MS Dhoni named Captain of Indian Cricket team for the 1st time for the ICC World Twenty20.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian former professional cricketer who was captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.

2008- Batla House encounter case

The Batla House Encounter was an armed Delhi Police operation to arrest terrorists of the Indian terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, hiding in a flat in the Batla House.

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