Today in History – 18 October

1648

The “shoemakers of Boston” the first labor organization in what would become the United States, was authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

1813

The Allies defeat Napoleon Bonaparte at Leipzig.

1879

Branch of ‘Theosophical Panth’ established in India.

1901

Mahatma Gandhi sails for India.

1906

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

1912

The First Balkan War breaks out between the members of the Balkan League Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire.

1921

Russian Soviets grant Crimean independence.

1950

The First Turkish Brigade arrives in Korea to assist the U.N. forces fighting there.

1952

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

1980

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

1992

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

1993

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

1996

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

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