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.