Today in History – 18 November

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First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton


Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Amber laid the stone of Jaipur City. Vidyadhar Chakravarty of Bengal was the architect of the first planned city in India.


Madhav Rao Peshwa (the 4th peshwa ruler) died at the age of 28. Narayanrao succeeded him.


Nainital was discovered by P. Barron, an European sugar merchant and an enthusiastic hunter from Rosa, near Shahjahanpur.


Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”


Free primary school education introduced.


General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) – over 1 million killed or wounded


1,100 prisoners freed after appeal by Gandhi, his first political act in year.


Telex Service started between India and Pakistan.


Sonia Gandhi pleads the President on Nalini’s case.


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