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Historical Events In April - 18

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1846  The telegraph ticker was patented by R.E. House of New York City on April - 18.  

1848  On April - 18 american victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.  

1852  George Clausen, painter on this day in history.  

1853  First train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km) on April - 18.  

1853  On April - 18 1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)  

1853  William King, US VP, dies a month after his inauguration on this day in history.  

1854  On April - 18 joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer, dies at 84  

1855  On this day in history abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)  

1855  On this day in history jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies  

1856  Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns on April - 18.  

1857  Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial on this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history montreal Canadiens wins their 4th straight NHL Stanley Cup  

1859  Eduard G H H Cuypers, architect (Sanatorium High-Laren) on April - 18.  

1861  Col Robert E Lee turns down offer to command Union armies on April - 18.  

1861  Battle of Harpers Ferry, VA on April - 18.  

1861  Heinrich August Neithardt, composer, dies at 67 on April - 18.  

1862  Battle of Ft Jackson, Ft St Philip & New Orlean's, LA on April - 18.  

1863  On April - 18 in Weston-super-Mare, England Augustus Love born. Love waves, named after A.E.H. Love, are earthquake waves that move horizontally with respect to the direction of travel, with no vertical motion.  

1863  Felix Blumenfeld, composer on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)  

1864  Richard Harding Davis, US, journalist/author (In The Fig) on April - 18.  

1865  On April - 18 confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to Gen Sherman in North Carolina  

1867  On this day in history robert Smirke, architect, dies  

1868  On April - 18 c H F Peters discovers asteroid #98 Ianthe  

1868  San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed on this day in history.  

1868  On this day in history didericus G van Epen, genealogist (Dutch Patriciate)  

1869  On April - 18 first international cricket match, held in SF, wins by Californian  

1869  On this day in history 1st international cricket match, held in SF, wins by Californian  

1871  On this day in history henry Stephenson, Brit WI, actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky)  

1871  Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64 on April - 18.  

1873  On this day in history jean Roger-Ducasse, composer  

1873  Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1874  On this day in history david Livingstone, buried in Westminster Abbey  

1876  Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on April - 18.  

1605  Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on April - 18.  

1729  Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer was born on April - 18.  

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

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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  On April - 18 death of theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1504  On this day in history filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52  

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

1552  John Leland, antiquary, dies on April - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

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