On 18 February in South Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2019

3102 BC: Origin of the Kali Era (India)
http://www.thevedicfoundation.org/bhartiya_history/mahabharat.htm

1294: Death of Khubilai Khan, founder of the Chinese Yuan dynasty, born on September, 23 1215
http://www.biography.com/people/kublai-khan-9369657#life-under-kublai-khan
http://countrystudies.us/mongolia/18.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1955.html

1405: Death of Tamerlane (Timur), Mongol emperor, born on April 8, 1336
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/death-tamerlane
http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

1486: Birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali saint and bhakti yoga developer
http://www.purebhakti.com/mission/bhakti-is-love-mainmenu-75/799-life-of-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu.html
http://www.dlshq.org/saints/gauranga.htm


1815: The king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom (Ceylon) is captured by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Vikrama_Rajasinha

1836: Birth of Sri Ramakrishna, Bengali saint, guru of Swami Vivekananda  who died on August 16, 1886
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/ramakrishna-paramhansa.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFDcLVmOU_c

1883: Birth of Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary who died on August 17, 1909
http://mythicalindia.com/features-page/madan-lal-dhingra-biography-family/

1894: Birth of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Indian independence activist then minister who died on October 24, 1954
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/rafi-ahmed-kidwai-biography.html
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CC8QFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulbrass.com%2Ffiles%2FDnb_entry_kidwa.doc&ei=g3PjVIr9OsvtaNTwgagH&usg=AFQjCNFwEezTNswQrk1–Vlqz3dynlHZ9Q&sig2=FWMifQsvSP2BrULhRE5Iog

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai

1911: The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away
http://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2011/01/india-and-the-worlds-first-official-air-mail-by-airplane.html
http://earlyaviators.com/epequet.htm

1926: Birth of Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalini_Jaywant
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1663081728/nm0419787

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA7pOS4nQ0

1927 : Birth ofnKhayyam, Indian music composer
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/khayyam-mn0002009653
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/musicbetween-silence-and-speech/article4414752.ece

1946: Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Indian_Navy_Mutiny
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18-february-1946-mutiny-against-the-british-began-in-the-royal-indian-navy
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.fr/2008/07/indian-naval-mutiny-of-1946-against.html

1951: Nepal king Tribhuvan, in exile from one year, comes back to his country as a constitutional king
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribhuvan

1959: For the first time in Tibet history, legislative elections are organized

1979: President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshi_general_election,_1979

2007: Attack on the Samjhanta Express (Train of the Friendship) between Pakistan and India causing 67 people dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Samjhauta_Express_bombings
http://www.dawn.com/news/695646

2008: First free elections since Musharraf took power, won by Bhutto family party, the PPP
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7258318.stm

2010: Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite Chinese objections
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/18/obama.dalailama/index.html

 

Holidays and observances

Nepal: National Democracy Day (The 1951 overthrow of the Rana dynasty)



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