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18-October-1712

Jeremias Van Riemsdijk, Governor General of Dutch Indies (1775-77), was born.

18-October-1861

Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya, historian and researcher, was born.

18-October-1879

Branch of 'Theosophical Panth' established in India.

18-October-1901

Mahatma Gandhi sails for India.

18-October-1906

Depressed Classes Mission Society' was established by Vitthal Ramji Shinde.

18-October-1919

W. A. Sangma, leader of Meghalaya, was born.

18-October-1925

Narayandatt Tiwar, former Central minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was born.

18-October-1927

Ramesh Vithaldas Divecha, cricketer (11 wickets for India in early 50's), was born in Bombay.

18-October-1928

Roshan Harshadlal "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India), was born in Ahmedabad.

18-October-1952

Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wickets to win first Indo-Pak clash.

18-October-1968

Narendra Deepchand Hirwani, cricketer (Ind leggie 16 wickets vs WI on debut in 1988), was born in Gorakhpur.

18-October-1980

The first Himalayan Car Rally of 5,377.9 km was started from Brabourne Stadium, Bombay with 74 starters.

18-October-1983

Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer 55 Tests for India, 3208 runs @ 39.12, died.

18-October-1992

1,000 police personnel occupy the Golden Temple in Amritsar to keep Punjab separatists away.

18-October-1992

Zimbabwe's first Test match vs India at Harare.

18-October-1993

Mandakini Athvale, first child actor of Indian film industry, died.

18-October-1995

President's Rule imposed in UP and the State Assembly put in suspended animation.

18-October-1995

Punjab CM Harcharan Singh Brar inducts All India Youth Congress President Maninderjit Singh Bitta in to the cabinet.

18-October-1995

Baby Naaz (Anuradha Bhakkar), famous child actor, died.

18-October-1996

Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi to be the venue for the trial of former PM Rao.

18-October-1997

Prince Philip switches on the internet version of Malayala Manorama and The Week at Kochi.

18-October-2000

Supreme Court gives the nod for construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river.

18-October-2000

Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Communications Minister, announces relief for phone users. New links to cost Rs. 2,000 in urban areas and Rs. 500 in rural areas.

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