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Historical Events In April - 18

Sunday, 24 January 2021

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

1740  Francis Baring, banker/merchant on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 18 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 this day in history 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  On April - 18 louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France  

1800  On this day in history 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  1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England on this day in history.  

1817  George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe) on April - 18.  

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

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

1830  Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1831  On April - 18 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  William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt on this day in history.  

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

1839  On this day in history henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)  

1839  Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer on this day in history.  

1842  Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice) on this day in history.  

1845  Wilhelm Gericke, composer on this day in history.  

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  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 April - 18.  

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

1590  On April - 18 birth of ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17)  

1590  On this day in history birth of ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)  

1605  On this day in history 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  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

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

1530  On April - 18 francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43  

1552  On April - 18 john Leland, antiquary, dies  

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on April - 18.  

1567  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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