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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  

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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 April - 18.  

1521  On this day in history birth of francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 April - 18.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1552  On this day in history john Leland, antiquary, dies  

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

1558  On this day in history 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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