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Historical Events In April - 18

Monday, 28 September 2020

1710  On April - 18 pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75  

1729  On this day in history gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer  

1732  On this day in history george Colman, "the Elder  

1738  On April - 18 real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid.  

1740  Francis Baring, banker/merchant on April - 18.  

1744  On April - 18 pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot  

1759  On April - 18 jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer  

1764  On April - 18 bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer  

1775  American colonial patriot Paul Revere made his famous ride from Lexington to Concord, Massachusetts, warning the American people that the British “redcoats” had landed and will soon arrive on this day in history.  

1775  At about 10 p.m., three men took to their horses to ride from Boston to Concord, MA to warn the citizens of the approaching British army. The famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, glorified the Bostonian as the lone rider. He was, in fact, accompanied by William Dawes and Samuel Prescott. Only Prescott made it all the way to Concord. Revere was nabbed by a British cavalry patrol near Lexington, MA (Dawes and Prescott escaped) on this day in history.  

1775  Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "the British are coming!" on this day in history.  

1775  On April - 18 paul Revere & William Dawes warn "British are coming!"  

1777  On April - 18 ignac Ruzitska, composer  

1783  Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began on April - 18.  

1786  On this day in history franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer  

1797  France & Austria signs cease fire on April - 18.  

1797  On this day in history louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France  

1800  On April - 18 john Evangelist Schreiber, composer, dies at 84  

1803  On April - 18 charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)  

1806  On this day in history ludwig Schuberth, composer  

1809  On this day in history 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England  

1817  George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe) on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59  

1824  On April - 18 edward Jones, composer, dies at 72  

1830  Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1831  Publication starts of the weekly Sydney Herald, Australia's oldest still existing newspaper on April - 18.  

1834  Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia on this day in history.  

1835  William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt on April - 18.  

1838  Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails on this day in history.  

1839  Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) on April - 18.  

1839  Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer on April - 18.  

1842  On this day in history antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)  

1845  Wilhelm Gericke, composer on April - 18.  

1845  Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77 on April - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI) was born on April - 18.  

1521  On this day in history birth of francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.  

1590  On this day in history birth of ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)  

1590  On this day in history birth of ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)  

1605  Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1729  On April - 18 birth of gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer  

1732  George Colman, "the Elder was born on April - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0680  Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies on this day in history.  

1161  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1504  On this day in history filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52  

1530  Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 on April - 18.  

1552  On this day in history john Leland, antiquary, dies  

1556  On this day in history luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on April - 18.  

1567  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on April - 18.  

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