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18th of April 1025 EVENT Boles?aw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
18th of April 1506 EVENT The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
18th of April 1518 EVENT Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
18th of April 1738 EVENT Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.
18th of April 1775 EVENT American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
18th of April 1797 EVENT The Battle of Neuwied : French victory against the Austrians.
18th of April 1831 EVENT The University of Alabama is founded.
18th of April 1848 EVENT American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
18th of April 1857 EVENT "The Spirits Book" by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
18th of April 1864 EVENT Battle of Dybb?l: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
18th of April 1880 EVENT An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
18th of April 1881 EVENT Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
18th of April 1897 EVENT The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
18th of April 1899 EVENT The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
18th of April 1902 EVENT Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake.
18th of April 1906 EVENT An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
18th of April 1909 EVENT Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
18th of April 1912 EVENT The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
18th of April 1915 EVENT French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
18th of April 1923 EVENT Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.
18th of April 1924 EVENT Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
18th of April 1930 EVENT BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day.
18th of April 1936 EVENT The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
18th of April 1942 EVENT World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
18th of April 1942 EVENT Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
18th of April 1943 EVENT World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
18th of April 1945 EVENT Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
18th of April 1946 EVENT The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
18th of April 1949 EVENT The aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
18th of April 1954 EVENT Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
18th of April 1955 EVENT 29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
18th of April 1958 EVENT A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
18th of April 1961 EVENT CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
18th of April 1961 EVENT The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.
18th of April 1974 EVENT The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
18th of April 1980 EVENT The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.
18th of April 1981 EVENT The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.
18th of April 1983 EVENT A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
18th of April 1988 EVENT The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
18th of April 1992 EVENT General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
18th of April 1996 EVENT In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the UN compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
18th of April 2007 EVENT The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
18th of April 2007 EVENT A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
18th of April 1480 BIRTHDAY Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
18th of April 1580 BIRTHDAY Thomas Middleton, English dramatist (d. 1627)
18th of April 1590 BIRTHDAY Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
18th of April 1605 BIRTHDAY Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (d. 1674)
18th of April 1771 BIRTHDAY Karl Philipp Furst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
18th of April 1797 BIRTHDAY Adolphe Thiers, French statesman (d. 1877)
18th of April 1813 BIRTHDAY James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)
18th of April 1819 BIRTHDAY Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Cuban Revolutionary (d. 1874)
18th of April 1819 BIRTHDAY Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
18th of April 1838 BIRTHDAY Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)
18th of April 1857 BIRTHDAY Clarence Darrow, American attorney (d. 1938)
18th of April 1857 BIRTHDAY Alexander Shirvanzade, Armenian playwright and novelist (d. 1935)
18th of April 1863 BIRTHDAY Leopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (d. 1942)
18th of April 1864 BIRTHDAY Richard Harding Davis, American author (d. 1916)
18th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
18th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
18th of April 1877 BIRTHDAY Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
18th of April 1879 BIRTHDAY Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist (d. 1962)
18th of April 1880 BIRTHDAY Sam Crawford, baseball player (d. 1968)
18th of April 1882 BIRTHDAY Leopold Stokowski, Polish conductor (d. 1977)
18th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
18th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Jessie Street, Australian suffragette, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 1970)
18th of April 1893 BIRTHDAY Violette Morris, French athlete (d. 1944)
18th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001)
18th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
18th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Elene Akhvlediani, Georgian artist (d. 1975)
18th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Nemeth, Hungarian writer (d. 1975)
18th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
18th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (d. 1994)
18th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
18th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
18th of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Miklos Rozsa, Hungarian-born composer (d. 1995)
18th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian-born American physicist
18th of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
18th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (d. 1947)
18th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (d. 1981)
18th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Clifton Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
18th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Tony Mottola, American guitarist (d. 2004)
18th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Axel, Danish film director
18th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Shinobu Hashimoto, Japanese screenwriter
18th of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
18th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Jean Richard, French actor (d. 2001)
18th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Barbara Hale, American actress
18th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Henry Hyde, American politician (d. 2007)
18th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (d. 2005)
18th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Bob Hastings, American actor
18th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2005)
18th of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (d. 2008)
18th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
18th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY George Shirley, American tenor
18th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Costas Ferris, Greek director
18th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Tommy Ivo, American race car driver
18th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Jan Kaplicky, British architect of Czech origin
18th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
18th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Joseph L. Goldstein, American scientist, Nobel laureate
18th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Mike Vickers, British guitarist and saxophonist (Manfred Mann)
18th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Robert Christgau, American music critic
18th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
18th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian racer and F1 (posthumous) world champion (d. 1970)
18th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Robert Hanssen, American spy
18th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)
18th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 1999)
18th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Hayley Mills, English actress
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Lyman, American actress
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Cindy Pickett, American actress
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY James Woods, American actor
18th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Jerzy Stuhr, Polish film director and actor
18th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
18th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Paul Callery, football player
18th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
18th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
18th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
18th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Rick Moranis, Canadian comedian
18th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
18th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Eric Roberts, American actor
18th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Melody Thomas Scott, American actress
18th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
18th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (d. 1999)
18th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Jane Leeves, British actress
18th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
18th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY John Podhoretz, American columnist and political pundit
18th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Jeff Dunham, American comedian
18th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Eric McCormack, Canadian actor
18th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Conan O'Brien, American comedian
18th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Niall Ferguson, British historian
18th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
18th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Jim Ellison, musician (d. 1996)
18th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Mark Berry, aka Bez, dancer in Happy Mondays
18th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
18th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Trine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete
18th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
18th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Maria Bello, American actress
18th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Mary Birdsong, American actress
18th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY David Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
18th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Princess Sayako of Japan
18th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Keith R.A. DeCandido, American author
18th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Rico Brogna, American baseball player
18th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon
18th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Greg Eklund, American musician
18th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Esther Schweins, German actress and comedienne
18th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Tatiana Stefanidou, Greek television host
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Russell Payne, English writer
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Samantha Cameron, business executive; wife of UK Prime Minister David Cameron
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Tamara Braun, American actress
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY David Tennant, Scottish actor
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Fredro Starr, American rapper (Onyx)
18th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Oleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
18th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Rosa Clemente, American activist and hip-hop artist
18th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Eli Roth, American film director
18th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian athlete
18th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Derrick Brooks, American football player
18th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Brady Clark, American baseball player
18th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Jad Abumrad, American radio host and producer
18th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Mark Tremonti, American musician
18th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Millie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
18th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Edgar Wright, British director
18th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Fayray, Japanese singer
18th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Jo Gibb, Scottish Actress
18th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Melissa Joan Hart, American actress
18th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Justin Ross, American politician
18th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Sean Maguire, British actor
18th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
18th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Michael Bradley, American basketball player
18th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
18th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Matthew Upson, English footballer
18th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Nuria Fergo, Spanish singer
18th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
18th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
18th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Brian Buscher, American baseball player
18th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Simone Farina, Italian footballer
18th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
18th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (d. 2009)
18th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Marie-Elaine Thibert, Canadian singer
18th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
18th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
18th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY America Ferrera, American actress
18th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY ?ukasz Fabianski, Polish footballer
18th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver
18th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
18th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Conrad Logan, Irish footballer
18th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Billy Butler, American baseball player
18th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Maurice Edu, American soccer player
18th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Brett Deledio, Australian Rules football player
18th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
18th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, British model
18th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Danny Guthrie, English footballer
18th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Alexander Hauck, South African-born German rugby player
18th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Jessica (Jessica Jung), American-born South Korean singer (Girls' Generation)
18th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Alia Shawkat, American actress
18th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Simas Buterlevicius, Lithuanian basketball player
18th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Wojciech Szczesny, Polish footballer
18th of April 1993 BIRTHDAY Nathan Sykes, Irish singer (The Wanted)
18th of April 1994 BIRTHDAY Moises Arias, American actor
18th of April 2007 BIRTHDAY Hayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan
18th of April 1161 DEATH Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
18th of April 1552 DEATH John Leland, English antiquarian (Born 1502)
18th of April 1556 DEATH Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Born 1495)
18th of April 1558 DEATH Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
18th of April 1567 DEATH Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (Born 1503)
18th of April 1636 DEATH Julius Caesar, English judge
18th of April 1650 DEATH Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian (Born 1602)
18th of April 1674 DEATH John Graunt, English statistician (Born 1620)
18th of April 1689 DEATH George Jeffreys, British Chief Justice (Born 1648)
18th of April 1732 DEATH Louis Feuillee, French explorer (Born 1660)
18th of April 1794 DEATH Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (Born 1714)
18th of April 1796 DEATH Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (Born 1732)
18th of April 1802 DEATH Erasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (Born 1731)
18th of April 1859 DEATH Tantya Tope, Indian Revolutionary & General (Born 1814)
18th of April 1873 DEATH Justus von Liebig, German chemist (Born 1803)
18th of April 1898 DEATH Gustave Moreau, French painter (Born 1826)
18th of April 1906 DEATH Luis Martin, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (Born 1846)
18th of April 1917 DEATH Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (Born 1858)
18th of April 1935 DEATH Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (Born 1884)
18th of April 1936 DEATH Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Born 1879)
18th of April 1942 DEATH Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (Born 1875)
18th of April 1942 DEATH Aleksander Mitt, Estonian speed skater (Born 1903)
18th of April 1943 DEATH Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral. (Born 1884)
18th of April 1945 DEATH Ernie Pyle, American journalist (Born 1900)
18th of April 1945 DEATH John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (Born 1849)
18th of April 1945 DEATH Prince William of Wied, sovereign Prince of Albania (Born 1876)
18th of April 1947 DEATH Josef Tiso, Slovakian leader (Born 1887), Nazi collaborator and puppet ruler
18th of April 1949 DEATH Will Hay, English comedian and actor (Born 1888)
18th of April 1951 DEATH Antonio Oscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (Born 1869)
18th of April 1955 DEATH Albert Einstein, German physicist (Born 1879)
18th of April 1958 DEATH Maurice Gamelin, French general (Born 1872)
18th of April 1963 DEATH Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (Born 1880)
18th of April 1964 DEATH Ben Hecht, American writer (Born 1894)
18th of April 1965 DEATH Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena, Mexican inventor (Born 1917)
18th of April 1967 DEATH Karl Miller, German footballer (Born 1913)
18th of April 1974 DEATH Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and filmmaker (Born 1895)
18th of April 1976 DEATH Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer (Born 1911)
18th of April 1983 DEATH George Balanchine, American choreographer (Born 1904)
18th of April 1986 DEATH Marcel Dassault, French aircraft industrialist (Born1892)
18th of April 1988 DEATH Pierre Desproges, French humorist (Born 1939)
18th of April 1990 DEATH Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (Born 1921)
18th of April 1990 DEATH Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (Born 1969)
18th of April 1992 DEATH Frankie Howerd, English comedian and comic actor (Born 1917)
18th of April 1993 DEATH Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (Born 1917)
18th of April 1995 DEATH Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (Born 1908)
18th of April 1995 DEATH Roza Makagonova, Russian actress (Born 1927)
18th of April 1996 DEATH Brook Berringer, American football player (Born 1973)
18th of April 1996 DEATH Bernard Edwards, American record producer (Born 1952)
18th of April 1998 DEATH Terry Sanford, American politician (Born 1917)
18th of April 2002 DEATH Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (Born 1938)
18th of April 2002 DEATH Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (Born 1914)
18th of April 2003 DEATH Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (Born 1923)
18th of April 2004 DEATH Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (Born 1920)
18th of April 2005 DEATH Sam Mills, American football player (Born 1959)
18th of April 2007 DEATH Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (Born 1945)
18th of April 2009 DEATH Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (Born 1987)
18th of April 2011 DEATH Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (Born 1985)