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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, 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, 1993 (April 18 1993)EventPresident of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolves the National Assembly and dismisses the Cabinet.
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, 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, 1983 (April 18 1983)EventA suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
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, 1974 (April 18 1974)EventThe Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore Dry port.
April 18th, 1961 (April 18 1961)EventCONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
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, 1955 (April 18 1955)EventTwenty-nine nations meet at Bandurg, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
April 18th, 1954 (April 18 1954)EventGamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
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, 1946 (April 18 1946)EventThe League of Nations is dissolved.
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, 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, 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, 1924 (April 18 1924)EventSimon & Schuster publishes the first Crossword Puzzle book.
April 18th, 1923 (April 18 1923)EventYankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.
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, 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, 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, 1902 (April 18 1902)EventQuetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, destroyed by Earthquake.
April 18th, 1899 (April 18 1899)EventThe St. Andrew s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
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, 1848 (April 18 1848)EventAmerican victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
April 18th, 1797 (April 18 1797)EventThe Battle of NeuwiedFrench victory against the Austrians.
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, 1738 (April 18 1738)EventReal Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid.
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, 1025 (April 18 1025)EventBoleslaw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.

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