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Historical Events In April - 18

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

1710  On this day in history pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1777  On April - 18 ignac Ruzitska, composer  

1783  Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began on April - 18.  

1786  On April - 18 franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer  

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

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

1800  On April - 18 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  Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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  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  William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails  

1839  Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) on April - 18.  

1839  Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer on April - 18.  

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 April - 18.  

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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  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on April - 18.  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on April - 18.  

1590  On this day in history 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  Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on April - 18.  

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on this day in history.  

1732  On April - 18 birth of george Colman, "the Elder  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1558  Death of Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent on this day in history.  

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

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