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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  On April - 18 birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)  

1521  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on this day in history.  

1580  On April - 18 birth of thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)  

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

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On April - 18 birth of giacomo Carissimi, composer  

1729  On April - 18 birth of gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer  

1732  George Colman, "the Elder was born on this day in history.  


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

1530  On this day in history francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43  

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

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on April - 18.  

1558  On this day in history death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent  

1567  On this day in history wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63  

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