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Historical Events In April - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1879  Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins on this day in history.  

1879  On April - 18 anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies  

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 April - 18.  

1882  On April - 18 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 this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier  

1889  On April - 18 in Germany First distant earthquake recorded. Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz made the first known recordings of a distant earthquake.  

1889  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 on this day in history.  

1889  Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter on this day in history.  

1890  NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton on this day in history.  

1890  On April - 18 james Rennie, Toronto Ontario, actor (Lash, Little Damozel)  

1895  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 on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19]  

1896  On this day in history c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)  

1897  On this day in history pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12]  

1898  Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer on April - 18.  

1898  Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on this day in history.  

1899  John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager on April - 18.  

1900  Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer on April - 18.  

1902  On this day in history denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals  

1903  On April - 18 leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)  

1904  On this day in history l'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing  

1906  On this day in history an earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people  

1906  On this day in history sF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city  

1906  On April - 18 the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m.  

1906  On this day in history 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif  

1906  Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem) on April - 18.  

1906  On this day in history the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m.  

1907  On April - 18 fairmont Hotel opens  

1907  Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC 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  On April - 18 birth of thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)  

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 this day in history birth of giacomo Carissimi, composer  

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

1732  On this day in history 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  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 18.  

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

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

1552  John Leland, antiquary, dies on this day in history.  

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  On April - 18 wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63  

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