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Historical Events In April - 18

Sunday, 18 April 2021

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

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

1732  On April - 18 george Colman, "the Elder  

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

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

1744  Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot on this day in history.  

1759  Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer on this day in history.  

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

1775  On this day in history paul Revere & William Dawes warn "British are coming!"  

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  Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer on this day in history.  

1797  On this day in history france & Austria signs cease fire  

1797  Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France on April - 18.  

1800  John Evangelist Schreiber, composer, dies at 84 on April - 18.  

1803  Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61) on April - 18.  

1806  On April - 18 ludwig Schuberth, composer  

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

1817  On this day in history george Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)  

1818  On April - 18 pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59  

1824  On this day in history edward Jones, composer, dies at 72  

1830  On this day in history jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62  

1831  On April - 18 publication starts of the weekly Sydney Herald, Australia's oldest still existing newspaper  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia  

1835  On this day in history william Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt  

1838  Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails on April - 18.  

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  On this day in history nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  On April - 18 birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)  

1521  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On April - 18 birth of thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)  

1590  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on this day in history.  

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on April - 18.  

1605  On April - 18 birth of giacomo Carissimi, composer  

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on April - 18.  

1732  George Colman, "the Elder was born on this day in history.  

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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 April - 18.  

1161  On April - 18 death of theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1504  Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

1530  Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 on this day in history.  

1552  John Leland, antiquary, dies on this day in history.  

1556  On April - 18 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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