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Historical Events In April - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1710  Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75 on April - 18.  

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

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

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  Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot on April - 18.  

1759  On this day in history jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer  

1764  Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer on this day in history.  

1775  On April - 18 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  

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

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

1777  Ignac Ruzitska, composer on this day in history.  

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 April - 18.  

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

1797  Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1806  On April - 18 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 April - 18.  

1818  Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59 on April - 18.  

1824  Edward Jones, composer, dies at 72 on April - 18.  

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

1831  Publication starts of the weekly Sydney Herald, Australia's oldest still existing newspaper on this day in history.  

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  Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history 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  Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1580  On this day in history birth of thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)  

1590  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on April - 18.  

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on April - 18.  

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

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

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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 April - 18.  

1504  Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 on April - 18.  

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

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

1556  On April - 18 luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

1558  On April - 18 death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent  

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

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