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Historical Events In April - 18

Monday, 16 May 2022

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  On April - 18 an F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.  

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  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  On this day in history magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart)  

1888  Arnold Henry Moore Lunn, skier on this day in history.  

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 April - 18.  

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

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 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  On this day in history lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer  

1898  On April - 18 gustave Moureau, painter, dies  

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

1900  On April - 18 louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer  

1902  Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)  

1904  L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing on this day in history.  

1906  On April - 18 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 this day in history.  

1906  The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m on this day in history.  

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 April - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  On this day in history birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)  

1521  On this day in history birth of francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on April - 18.  

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

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 April - 18 birth of george Colman, "the Elder  

Famous Deaths In April - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0680  On this day in history mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies  

1161  On April - 18 death of theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1504  On April - 18 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  On this day in history john Leland, antiquary, dies  

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  Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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