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April 18th, 2007 (April 18 2007)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
April 18th, 2007 (April 18 2007)BirthHayah bint Hamzah, Princess of Jordan
April 18th, 2007 (April 18 2007)DeathIccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (born in 1945) Saki Quotes
April 18th, 2005 (April 18 2005)DeathSam Mills, American football player (born in 1959)
April 18th, 2004 (April 18 2004)DeathRatu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (born in 1920)Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara Quotes
April 18th, 2003 (April 18 2003)DeathEdgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (born in 1923)
April 18th, 2002 (April 18 2002)DeathThor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (born in 1914)
April 18th, 2002 (April 18 2002)DeathWahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (born in 1938)
April 18th, 1998 (April 18 1998)DeathTerry Sanford, American politician (born in 1917)
April 18th, 1996 (April 18 1996)EventIn Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.
April 18th, 1996 (April 18 1996)BirthAlexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian Singer
April 18th, 1996 (April 18 1996)DeathBrook Berringer, American football player (born in 1973)
April 18th, 1996 (April 18 1996)DeathBernard Edwards, American record producer (born in 1952)
April 18th, 1995 (April 18 1995)DeathArturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (born in 1908)
April 18th, 1994 (April 18 1994)BirthMoises Arias, American Actor
April 18th, 1993 (April 18 1993)EventPresident of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet.
April 18th, 1993 (April 18 1993)DeathMasahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (born in 1917)
April 18th, 1992 (April 18 1992)EventGeneral Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
April 18th, 1992 (April 18 1992)DeathBenny Hill, British comedian (born in 1924)
April 18th, 1990 (April 18 1990)DeathGory Guerrero, professional wrestler (born in 1921)
April 18th, 1989 (April 18 1989)BirthAlia Shawkat, American actress
April 18th, 1988 (April 18 1988)EventThe United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
April 18th, 1988 (April 18 1988)DeathPierre Desproges, French humorist (born in 1939)
April 18th, 1987 (April 18 1987)BirthDanny Guthrie, English footballer
April 18th, 1987 (April 18 1987)BirthSandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
April 18th, 1986 (April 18 1986)BirthMaurice Edu, American soccer player
April 18th, 1986 (April 18 1986)BirthBilly Butler, American baseball player
April 18th, 1985 (April 18 1985)BirthLukasz Fabianski, Polish footballer
April 18th, 1985 (April 18 1985)BirthKarl Reindler, Australian racing driver
April 18th, 1985 (April 18 1985)BirthElena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)
April 18th, 1984 (April 18 1984)BirthAmerica Ferrera, American actress
April 18th, 1983 (April 18 1983)EventA suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
April 18th, 1983 (April 18 1983)BirthMiguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
April 18th, 1983 (April 18 1983)BirthFodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
April 18th, 1982 (April 18 1982)BirthMarie-Elaine Thibert, Canadian singer
April 18th, 1982 (April 18 1982)BirthScott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
April 18th, 1981 (April 18 1981)BirthBrian Buscher, American baseball player
April 18th, 1980 (April 18 1980)EventThe Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country s first President.
April 18th, 1980 (April 18 1980)BirthRobyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
April 18th, 1979 (April 18 1979)BirthMichael Bradley, American basketball player
April 18th, 1979 (April 18 1979)BirthAnthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
April 18th, 1979 (April 18 1979)BirthNuria Fergo, Spanish singer
April 18th, 1979 (April 18 1979)BirthMatthew Upson, English footballer
April 18th, 1979 (April 18 1979)BirthKourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
April 18th, 1977 (April 18 1977)BirthDan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
April 18th, 1976 (April 18 1976)BirthMelissa Joan Hart, American actress
April 18th, 1976 (April 18 1976)BirthFayray, Japanese singer
April 18th, 1976 (April 18 1976)BirthJustin Ross, American politician
April 18th, 1976 (April 18 1976)DeathMahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (born in 1911)
April 18th, 1974 (April 18 1974)EventThe Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore Dry port.
April 18th, 1974 (April 18 1974)BirthMark Tremonti, American musician
April 18th, 1974 (April 18 1974)BirthMillie Corretjer, Puerto Rican singer
April 18th, 1974 (April 18 1974)BirthEdgar Wright, British director
April 18th, 1974 (April 18 1974)DeathMarcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and filmmaker (born in 1895)
April 18th, 1973 (April 18 1973)BirthDerrick Brooks, American football player
April 18th, 1973 (April 18 1973)BirthHaile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian athlete
April 18th, 1973 (April 18 1973)BirthBrady Clark, American baseball player
April 18th, 1972 (April 18 1972)BirthEli Roth, American film director
April 18th, 1971 (April 18 1971)BirthTamara Braun, American actress
April 18th, 1971 (April 18 1971)BirthDavid Tennant, Scottish actor
April 18th, 1971 (April 18 1971)BirthOleg Petrov, Russian ice hockey player
April 18th, 1970 (April 18 1970)BirthGreg Eklund, American musician
April 18th, 1970 (April 18 1970)BirthRico Brogna, American baseball player
April 18th, 1969 (April 18 1969)BirthPrincess Sayako of Japan
April 18th, 1969 (April 18 1969)BirthKeith R.A. DeCandido, American author
April 18th, 1968 (April 18 1968)BirthMary Birdsong, American actress
April 18th, 1968 (April 18 1968)BirthDavid Hewlett, English born Canadian actor
April 18th, 1967 (April 18 1967)BirthMaria Bello, American actress
April 18th, 1967 (April 18 1967)DeathKarl Miller, German footballer (born in 1913)
April 18th, 1966 (April 18 1966)BirthTrine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete
April 18th, 1966 (April 18 1966)BirthValeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player
April 18th, 1965 (April 18 1965)BirthRob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
April 18th, 1965 (April 18 1965)DeathGuillermo Gonzalez Camarena, Mexican inventor (born in 1917)
April 18th, 1964 (April 18 1964)BirthNiall Ferguson, British historian
April 18th, 1964 (April 18 1964)BirthRithy Panh, Cambodian film director
April 18th, 1964 (April 18 1964)BirthJim Ellison, musician
April 18th, 1964 (April 18 1964)BirthMark Berry, aka Bez, Dancer in Happy Mondays
April 18th, 1964 (April 18 1964)DeathBen Hecht, American writer (born in 1894)
April 18th, 1963 (April 18 1963)BirthEric McCormack, Canadian actor
April 18th, 1963 (April 18 1963)BirthConan O Brien, American comedian
April 18th, 1963 (April 18 1963)DeathMeyer Jacobstein, American politician (born in 1880)
April 18th, 1961 (April 18 1961)EventCONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
April 18th, 1961 (April 18 1961)BirthJane Leeves, British actress
April 18th, 1961 (April 18 1961)BirthSteve Lombardi, American wrestler
April 18th, 1958 (April 18 1958)EventA United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.Ezra Pound Quotes
April 18th, 1958 (April 18 1958)BirthMalcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (died in 1999)
April 18th, 1958 (April 18 1958)DeathMaurice Gamelin, French general (born in 1872)
April 18th, 1956 (April 18 1956)BirthAnna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
April 18th, 1956 (April 18 1956)BirthEric Roberts, American actor
April 18th, 1956 (April 18 1956)BirthMelody Thomas Scott, American actress
April 18th, 1956 (April 18 1956)BirthPoonam Dhillon, Indian actress
April 18th, 1955 (April 18 1955)EventTwenty-nine nations meet at Bandurg, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
April 18th, 1955 (April 18 1955)DeathAlbert Einstein, Nobel laureate (born in 1879)Albert Einstein Quotes
April 18th, 1954 (April 18 1954)EventGamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
April 18th, 1953 (April 18 1953)BirthRick Moranis, Canadian comedian
April 18th, 1951 (April 18 1951)BirthRicardo Fortaleza, Australian-Filipino boxer
April 18th, 1951 (April 18 1951)BirthPierre Pettigrew, Canadian politician
April 18th, 1951 (April 18 1951)DeathAntonio Oscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (born in 1869)
April 18th, 1950 (April 18 1950)BirthKenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
April 18th, 1949 (April 18 1949)EventThe Republic of Ireland Act comes into force.
April 18th, 1949 (April 18 1949)EventThe aircraft carrier USS United States (CVA-58) is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, the United States is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
April 18th, 1949 (April 18 1949)BirthGeoff Bodine, American race car driver
April 18th, 1949 (April 18 1949)DeathWill Hay, English comedian and actor (born in 1888)
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)BirthKathy Acker, American author (died in 1997)
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)BirthDorothy Lyman, American actress
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)BirthHerbert Mullin, American serial killer
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)BirthCindy Pickett, American actress
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)BirthJames Woods, American actorJames Wood Quotes
April 18th, 1947 (April 18 1947)DeathJosef Tiso, Slovakian leader (born in 1887), Nazi collaborator and puppet ruler.
April 18th, 1946 (April 18 1946)EventThe League of Nations is dissolved.
April 18th, 1946 (April 18 1946)BirthHayley Mills, English actress
April 18th, 1946 (April 18 1946)BirthSkip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (died in 1999)
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)EventOver 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)EventDiplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)BirthMargaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (died in 2004)
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)DeathJohn Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (born in 1849) Ambrose Quotes
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)DeathErnie Pyle, American journalist (born in 1900)
April 18th, 1945 (April 18 1945)DeathPrince William of Wied, sovereign Prince of Albania (b.1876)
April 18th, 1943 (April 18 1943)EventWorld War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.Isoroku Yamamoto Quotes
April 18th, 1943 (April 18 1943)DeathIsoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral. (born in 1884)Isoroku Yamamoto Quotes
April 18th, 1942 (April 18 1942)EventWorld War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya bombed.
April 18th, 1942 (April 18 1942)EventPierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
April 18th, 1942 (April 18 1942)BirthJochen Rindt, German-Austrian racer and F1 (posthumous) world champion (died in 1970)
April 18th, 1942 (April 18 1942)BirthSteve Blass, American professional baseball player
April 18th, 1942 (April 18 1942)DeathGertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (born in 1875)
April 18th, 1940 (April 18 1940)BirthJoseph L. Goldstein, American scientist, Nobel laureate
April 18th, 1940 (April 18 1940)BirthMike Vickers, British guitarist and saxophonist (Manfred Mann)
April 18th, 1939 (April 18 1939)BirthAli Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
April 18th, 1939 (April 18 1939)BirthThomas J. Moyer, American judge
April 18th, 1937 (April 18 1937)BirthJan Kaplicky, British architect of Czech origin
April 18th, 1936 (April 18 1936)BirthTommy Ivo, American race car driver
April 18th, 1936 (April 18 1936)DeathOttorino Respighi, Italian composer (born in 1879)
April 18th, 1935 (April 18 1935)DeathPanait Istrati, Romanian writer (born in 1884)
April 18th, 1934 (April 18 1934)BirthGeorge Shirley, American tenor
April 18th, 1930 (April 18 1930)BirthClive Revill, New Zealand born actor
April 18th, 1927 (April 18 1927)BirthSamuel P. Huntington, American political scientist
April 18th, 1924 (April 18 1924)EventSimon & Schuster publishes the first Crossword Puzzle book.
April 18th, 1924 (April 18 1924)BirthClarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (died in 2005)
April 18th, 1924 (April 18 1924)BirthHenry Hyde, American politician (died in 2007)
April 18th, 1923 (April 18 1923)EventYankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.
April 18th, 1922 (April 18 1922)BirthBarbara Hale, American actress
April 18th, 1921 (April 18 1921)BirthJean Richard, French actor (died in 2001)
April 18th, 1919 (April 18 1919)BirthVirginia O Brien, American singer and actress (died in 2001)
April 18th, 1918 (April 18 1918)BirthCliff Hillegass, American publisher (died in 2001)
April 18th, 1918 (April 18 1918)BirthTony Mottola, American guitarist (died in 2004)
April 18th, 1917 (April 18 1917)BirthTy LaForest, Canadian baseball player (died in 1947)
April 18th, 1917 (April 18 1917)BirthFrederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (died in 1981)
April 18th, 1917 (April 18 1917)DeathVladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (born in 1858)
April 18th, 1915 (April 18 1915)EventFrench pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
April 18th, 1915 (April 18 1915)BirthJoy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (died in 1960)C. S. Lewis Quotes
April 18th, 1912 (April 18 1912)EventThe Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
April 18th, 1909 (April 18 1909)EventJoan of Arc is beatified in Rome. Joan of Arc Quotes
April 18th, 1907 (April 18 1907)BirthMiklos Rozsa, Hungarian-born composer (died in 1995)
April 18th, 1906 (April 18 1906)EventThe 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire destroys much of San Francisco, California.
April 18th, 1906 (April 18 1906)EventThe Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
April 18th, 1906 (April 18 1906)DeathLuis Martin, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (born in 1846)
April 18th, 1905 (April 18 1905)BirthGeorge H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (died in 1998)
April 18th, 1904 (April 18 1904)BirthPigmeat Markham, American comedian (died in 1981)
April 18th, 1902 (April 18 1902)EventQuetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, destroyed by Earthquake.
April 18th, 1902 (April 18 1902)BirthGiuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (died in 1981)
April 18th, 1902 (April 18 1902)BirthMenachem Mendel Schneerson, Hasidic Judaism leader (died in 1994)
April 18th, 1901 (April 18 1901)BirthAl Lewis, American lyricist (died in 1967)
April 18th, 1899 (April 18 1899)EventThe St. Andrew s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
April 18th, 1898 (April 18 1898)DeathGustave Moreau, French painter (born in 1826)
April 18th, 1897 (April 18 1897)BirthArdito Desio, Italian topographer (died in 2001)
April 18th, 1893 (April 18 1893)BirthViolette Morris, French athlete (died in 1944)
April 18th, 1889 (April 18 1889)BirthJessie Street, Australian suffragette, feminist, and human rights activist (died in 1970)
April 18th, 1888 (April 18 1888)BirthDuffy Lewis, American baseball player (died in 1979)
April 18th, 1882 (April 18 1882)BirthLeopold Stokowski, Polish conductor (died in 1977)Leopold Stokowski Quotes
April 18th, 1881 (April 18 1881)EventBilly the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
April 18th, 1880 (April 18 1880)EventAn F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
April 18th, 1880 (April 18 1880)BirthSam Crawford, baseball player (died in 1968)
April 18th, 1877 (April 18 1877)BirthVicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (died in 1950)
April 18th, 1875 (April 18 1875)BirthIvana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (died in 1938)
April 18th, 1874 (April 18 1874)BirthOskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (died in 1941)
April 18th, 1873 (April 18 1873)DeathJustus von Liebig, German chemist (born in 1803)
April 18th, 1864 (April 18 1864)BirthRichard Harding Davis, American author (died in 1916)
April 18th, 1863 (April 18 1863)BirthLeopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (died in 1942)
April 18th, 1857 (April 18 1857)BirthClarence Darrow, American attorney (died in 1938)Clarence Darrow Quotes
April 18th, 1848 (April 18 1848)EventAmerican victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
April 18th, 1838 (April 18 1838)BirthPaul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (died in 1912)
April 18th, 1819 (April 18 1819)BirthCarlos Manuel de Cespedes, Cuban Revolutionary (died in 1874)
April 18th, 1819 (April 18 1819)BirthFranz von Suppe, Austrian composer (died in 1895)
April 18th, 1813 (April 18 1813)BirthJames McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (died in 1865)James McCune Smith Quotes
April 18th, 1802 (April 18 1802)DeathErasmus Darwin, English physician and botanist (born in 1731)Erasmus Darwin Quotes
April 18th, 1797 (April 18 1797)EventThe Battle of NeuwiedFrench victory against the Austrians.
April 18th, 1797 (April 18 1797)BirthAdolphe Thiers, French statesman (died in 1877)
April 18th, 1796 (April 18 1796)DeathJohan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (born in 1732)
April 18th, 1794 (April 18 1794)DeathCharles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (born in 1714)
April 18th, 1783 (April 18 1783)EventFighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
April 18th, 1775 (April 18 1775)EventAmerican Revolution: The British advancement by sea begin; riders warn of impending arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock.Samuel Adams Quotes
April 18th, 1772 (April 18 1772)BirthDavid Ricardo, English economist (died in 1823)
April 18th, 1771 (April 18 1771)BirthKarl Philipp Furst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (died in 1820)
April 18th, 1738 (April 18 1738)EventReal Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid.
April 18th, 1732 (April 18 1732)DeathLouis Feuillee, French explorer (born in 1660)
April 18th, 1689 (April 18 1689)DeathGeorge Jeffreys, British Chief Justice (born in 1648)
April 18th, 1674 (April 18 1674)DeathJohn Graunt, English statistician (born in 1620)
April 18th, 1650 (April 18 1650)DeathSimonds d Ewes, English antiquarian (born in 1602)
April 18th, 1636 (April 18 1636)DeathJulius Caesar, English judgeJulius Caesar Quotes
April 18th, 1605 (April 18 1605)BirthGiacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (died in 1674)
April 18th, 1590 (April 18 1590)BirthAhmed I, Ottoman Emperor (died in 1617)
April 18th, 1580 (April 18 1580)BirthThomas Middleton, English dramatist (died in 1627)Thomas Middleton Quotes
April 18th, 1567 (April 18 1567)DeathWilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (born in 1503)
April 18th, 1558 (April 18 1558)DeathRoxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
April 18th, 1556 (April 18 1556)DeathLuigi Alamanni, Italian poet (born in 1495)
April 18th, 1552 (April 18 1552)DeathJohn Leland, English antiquarian (born in 1502)
April 18th, 1518 (April 18 1518)EventBona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
April 18th, 1506 (April 18 1506)EventThe cornerstone of the current St. Peter s Basilica is laid.
April 18th, 1480 (April 18 1480)BirthLucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (died in 1519)Alexander Pope Quotes
April 18th, 1161 (April 18 1161)DeathTheobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
April 18th, 1025 (April 18 1025)EventBoleslaw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.

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