Historical Events In April - 18
Saturday, 18 September 2021
1710 Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75 on April - 18.
1729 Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer on April - 18.
1732 George Colman, "the Elder on this day in history.
1738 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid on this day in history.
1740 On this day in history francis Baring, banker/merchant
1744 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot on April - 18.
1759 On April - 18 jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer
1764 On this day in history 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 April - 18.
1775 On this day in history 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).
1775 On this day in history paul Revere & William Dawes warn "the British are coming!"
1775 Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "British are coming!" on April - 18.
1777 Ignac Ruzitska, composer on April - 18.
1783 On April - 18 fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
1786 On this day in history franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
1797 On this day in history france & Austria signs cease fire
1797 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France on April - 18.
1800 On April - 18 john Evangelist Schreiber, composer, dies at 84
1803 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61) on April - 18.
1806 Ludwig Schuberth, composer on this day in history.
1809 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England on this day in history.
1817 On April - 18 george Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
1818 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1824 Edward Jones, composer, dies at 72 on April - 18.
1830 On April - 18 jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62
1831 On this day in history publication starts of the weekly Sydney Herald, Australia's oldest still existing newspaper
1834 On April - 18 charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia
1835 On April - 18 william Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt
1838 On April - 18 wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails
1839 On this day in history henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
1839 On April - 18 frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
1842 On this day in history antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)
1845 On this day in history wilhelm Gericke, composer
1845 On this day in history nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77