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This day that year: India explodes atomic bomb; Sonia Gandhi 'declines' to be PM

While one shouldn't dwell in the past, one shouldn't forget the past either - for it shapes events which play out in the future. Moneycontrol takes a look at some of the crucial episodes on May 18 which had a bearing on the fortunes of India and the world.

This day that year: India explodes atomic bomb; Sonia Gandhi 'declines' to be PM

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While one shouldn't dwell in the past, one shouldn't forget the past either - for it shapes events which play out in the future. Moneycontrol takes a look at some of the crucial episodes on May 18 which had a bearing on the fortunes of India and the world.

Eighteen years ago on this day, India became only the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb, while it also saw the release of its first feature film. Globally, Napolean Bonaparte became the Emperor of France, and Pope John Paul II is born.

Let's go back in time and see what else happened on this day in history:

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