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.