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