May 18 in History: On this day India conducted a successful test of Nuclear weapon

Historical importance of 18th May: From Birthdays to historical events, things that you can’t miss!

On this day many cities were conquered, many battles had happened and many discoveries, inventions were made around the globe. On this day, India also has achieved a big success after conducting a successful test of Nuclear weapons and entered the league of the world’s nuclear powers.

Indian social reformer Behramji Malabari born

Born on May 18, 1853, in Vadodara, Gujrat, Behramji Malabari was poet, author, and social reformer best known for his fervent advocacy for the protection of the rights of women and for his activities against child marriage.

Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda

Born May 18, 1933, Deve Gowda is an Indian politician and the state president of Janata Dal (Secular), Karnataka and has served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997.

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 Robert Vadra

Born on May 18, 1969, in Muradabad, U.P, Robert Vadra is an Indian businessman, entrepreneur and he is married to Priyanka Gandhi. He is the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

Politician Jaswinder Brar Born

Born on May 18, 1938, Jaswinder Brar was an Indian politician. in 1977 he became the Minister of Corporation when Shiromani Akali Dal formed the government in Punjab.

1860 Abraham Lincoln Nominated for Presidency

On May 18, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for the U.S Presidency by the Republican National Convention seminar in Chicago, Illinois.

1863 Siege of Vicksburg

On May 18, 1863, the last stronghold of Confederate, Vicksburg, was surrounded by the Union General Ulysses S. Grant. It was one of the most brilliant Campaigns of war. Union General Grand fought the Confederate under John C. Pemberton defeated them. The Next day he attacked again Big Black River and Pemberton fled into Vicksburg while Grand was following them closely. In three weeks since Grant crossed Mississippi to capture Vicksburg his army marched 180 miles and won five battles.

1920 Pop john II born

On May 18, 1920, Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born in Wadowice, Wojtyla went on becoming Pop John II he was the first non-Italian to hold this position since the 16th century. After completing his schooling, he went to Krakow’s Jagiellonian University, where he studied philosophy, literature and he also performed in theater group. However, during the World War II, Germany occupied Krakow and all the universities were shut. Wojtyla was forced to seek work on a query. By 1941, all his family members died, and he remains the only surviving member of the family. After the end of World war II, Wojtyla resumed his education and went on to complete two doctorates. At the age of 38, he became the auxiliary bishop of Krakow by Pope Pius XII and later the city’s archbishop.

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1943 Hitler launched Operation Alaric

On May 18, 1943, Adolf Hitler launched Operation Alaric, the German occupation of Italy in the event that its Axis partner either surrender or to a switch its allegiance. The operation was top secret and Hitler didn’t write it on paper rather he verbally communicated his desire that Field Marshal Erwin Rommel should assemble and command the 11 for the occupation of Italy.

1989 Protests in Beijing

For a democratic political system, People of China took in the streets of Beijing, it was estimated a crowd of more than 1 million were on the streets of Beijing. After a few weeks, the government of china crushed the protest.

1974 India joins the nuclear club

On May 18, 1974, India successfully tests its nuclear weapon in Rajasthan. After the successful conduct of the test, India became worlds 6th nuclear power.

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