Historical Events In April - 18
Saturday, 27 February 2021
1879 On this day in history trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
1879 Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies on April - 18.
1880 An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100 on this day in history.
1881 On this day in history natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart) on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history the birth of Leopold Stokowski, British composer
1882 On April - 18 leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
1883 Agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1884 Magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart) on April - 18.
1888 Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier on this day in history.
1889 On April - 18 in Germany First distant earthquake recorded. Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz made the first known recordings of a distant earthquake.
1889 On this day in history in Japan a 7+ quake occured near east coast of Honshu, Japan. Teleseism first identified on a seismogram. The instruments were horizontal pendulums, designed by Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz to measure slight changes in the direction of the vertical. Two of these pendulums, located in Potsdam and Wilhelmshaven, recorded a large earthquake on April 17, 1889. The earthquake had been felt in Japan about an hour before it was recorded in Germany
1889 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter on April - 18.
1890 On this day in history nY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
1890 On April - 18 james Rennie, Toronto Ontario, actor (Lash, Little Damozel)
1895 On April - 18 new York State passed an act that established free public baths! They were to be open 14 hours a day and provide hot and cold water.
1895 Anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19] on April - 18.
1896 On April - 18 c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
1897 Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12] on this day in history.
1898 On this day in history lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer
1898 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on April - 18.
1899 On April - 18 john McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
1900 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
1903 Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca) on this day in history.
1904 On April - 18 l'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing
1906 An earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people on this day in history.
1906 SF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city on April - 18.
1906 The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m on April - 18.
1906 On April - 18 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
1906 On April - 18 clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
1906 On April - 18 the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m.
1907 On this day in history fairmont Hotel opens
1907 Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC on this day in history.