Historical Events In April - 18
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1879 On April - 18 trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
1879 Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies on this day in history.
1880 An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100 on April - 18.
1881 On April - 18 natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart) on April - 18.
1882 The birth of Leopold Stokowski, British composer on April - 18.
1882 Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony) on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36
1884 Magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart) on April - 18.
1888 On April - 18 arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier
1889 In Germany First distant earthquake recorded. Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz made the first known recordings of a distant earthquake on this day in history.
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 On April - 18 jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter
1890 On April - 18 nY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
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 April - 18.
1895 On April - 18 anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19]
1896 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse) on this day in history.
1897 Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12] on April - 18.
1898 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer on this day in history.
1898 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on April - 18.
1899 John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager on this day in history.
1900 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer on April - 18.
1902 Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals on April - 18.
1903 On April - 18 leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
1904 L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history an earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people
1906 SF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city on April - 18.
1906 On April - 18 the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m.
1906 On April - 18 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
1906 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem) on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m.
1907 On this day in history fairmont Hotel opens
1907 On this day in history augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC