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.