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Historical Events In April - 18

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1879  Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins on April - 18.  

1879  On this day in history anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies  

1880  On this day in history an F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.  

1881  Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens on April - 18.  

1881  Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart) on April - 18.  

1882  The birth of Leopold Stokowski, British composer on April - 18.  

1882  On April - 18 leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)  

1883  On this day in history agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36  

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

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  On this day in history jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter  

1890  On April - 18 nY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton  

1890  James Rennie, Toronto Ontario, actor (Lash, Little Damozel) on this day in history.  

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  Anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19] on this day in history.  

1896  C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse) on April - 18.  

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

1898  Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer on this day in history.  

1898  On April - 18 gustave Moureau, painter, dies  

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

1903  Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca) on April - 18.  

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  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  8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif on April - 18.  

1906  On this day in history clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)  

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

1907  On April - 18 fairmont Hotel opens  

1907  On April - 18 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 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  On April - 18 birth of gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer  

1732  On April - 18 birth of george Colman, "the Elder  

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Famous Deaths In April - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0680  On April - 18 mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies  

1161  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on April - 18.  

1504  On this day in history 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  On April - 18 luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

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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