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On 18 July in South Asian history

ON 18 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 18, 2019

715: Death of Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian General who conquered the Singh and Punjab regions (now in Pakistan) beginning the Islamic era in South Asia, born on December 31, 695
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_bin_Qasim

1391: During the Tokhtamysh–Timur war, Battle of the Kondurcha River. Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde in present day southeast Russia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Kondurcha_River

1909: Birth of Mohammad Daoud Khan, first president of Afghanistan (1973-1978)
https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/king%20zahir-1.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDmoiz0nOmc

1935: Birth of Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayendra_Saraswathi

1947: King George VI signs Indian Independence Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Independence_Act_1947
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-18th-1947-the-india-independence-act-1947-comes-into-force
http://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Indian-Independence-Act-1947-mention-the-word-dominion-for-India-and-Pakistan

1974: Death of S.V. Ranga Rao, Indian actor, born on July 3, 1918
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0710036/bio
http://kapunaidus.blogspot.fr/2012/08/s-v-rangarao-garu-biography.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DscotQ4QOEM

1980: Rohini 1, the first Indian satellite, is launched into orbit
http://www.csre.iitb.ac.in/isro/rohini.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1980-062A
http://indiainspaceworld.blogspot.fr/2012/02/first-indian-satellite-launch-vehicle.html

1982: Birth of Priyanka Chopra, Indian miss world 2000
http://www.webindia123.com/personal/beauty/priyanka.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5lA_BDlPA

1985: The second son of Ali Bhutto, Shahnawaz, dies of poisoning in an hotel room in Cannes (France)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahnawaz_Bhutto
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEFD91E3FF936A1575AC0A966958260

1993: In Pakistan, to solve the political crisis between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, both resign. Wsim Sajjad becomes president by interim prior to elections (up to November

1996: Battle of Mullaitivu, Tamil Tigers carried out this attack killing over 1200 Sri Lankan Army soldiers and capturing the base, biggest single lost to Sri Lankan Army ever
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mullaitivu_(1996)

1999: In Kashmir, after the withdrawal of the Pakistanis, end of the Indian military operations in Kargil era
http://www.quora.com/India-Pakistan-Rivalry/What-is-the-truth-behind-the-Kargil-War-1
http://www.dailyo.in/politics/kargil-vijay-diwas-kargil-war-kashmir-1999-india-pakistan-war-indian-army-air-force/story/1/5182.html
http://herald.dawn.com/news/1153481

2002: Abdul Kalam is elected president of India (up to July 2007)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/a-p-j-abdul-kalam.html

2005: Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement, first public joint statement by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then U.S. President George W. Bush
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-US_civilian_nuclear_agreement

2012: Death of Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna at 69                                       http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/07/201271892023889660.html                                          http://asiancorrespondent.com/86099/bollywood-superstar-rajesh-khanna-dies/

2013: Death of Samar Mukherjee, Indian marxist politician, born on November 7, 1913
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/veteran-cpim-leader-samar-mukherjee-dies-at-100/article4928216.ece
http://www.frontline.in/other/obituary/man-of-the-masses/article4995292.ece