June 18Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1946 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim

World Record

1980 Indian “human computer” Shakuntala Devi sets a world record by mentally multiplying two random 13-digit numbers in 28 seconds; She correctly answered that 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 = 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 !

Shakuntala Devi
Writer and Mathematician Shakuntala Devi

Film Premiere

1999 Hindi film “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai
Actress Aishwarya Rai
Salman Khan
Actor Salman Khan
  • 2001 Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India
  • 2019 Chennai, India’s 6th largest city with 4 million people, runs out of water as its reservoirs dry up

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Famous Deaths

  • 1858 Lakshmi Bai, Indian Queen of the princely state of Jhansi in North India and leader of the Indian Mutiny (1857-58), dies at 23

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