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Historical Event on 7/18/1857

The Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras Universities were established.

Other Historical Dates and Events
7/5/1994Vaikom Mohammed Basheer, 86, Malayalam literary genius, died in Beypore in Kerala.
3/22/1907Perturbed by a new law restricting Asiatic immigrants, Mohandas Gandhi, a young Indian attorney now living in South Africa, organized a campaign of civil disobedience to resist the statute popular bill passed by the new Boer government of the Transvaal Colony. The Asiatic Registration Bill was considered by Gandhi unjust and discriminatory to the large Chinese and Indian populations. However, the government expressed the belief that the ordinance was popular. ""Over 90 percent of the white people thoroughly approve of it,"" said Sir Gilbert Parker, a Conservative member of Parliament.
3/22/1957National Calander based on Saka Samvat was adopted. As per this calander, the date of adoption was "Chaitra first, 1879 Saka along with Gregorian.
4/6/1930Mahatma Gandhi picked up a lump of natural salt for breaking the 'Salt Law'. He was arrested at Dandi. This movement gathered strength and within a month about one lakh people were sent to jail. This violation of Salt Law was the second great step in India's Freedom Movement.
3/16/1880Parshuram Rajshekhar Basu, famous Bengali writer, was born.
4/18/1993BJP issues white paper on Ayodhya.
1/18/1925Gajanan Johari, famous Marathi writer, was born.
2/26/1996Sahib Singh Verma sworn in as Delhi's second CM.
12/25/1964Anil Kaul, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96), was born in Amritsar, India.
5/5/1903Tirupur Subramaniam Avinashilingam Chettiar, freedom fighter, educationist and politician, was born at Tirupur (Tamil Nadu).