Historical Events In April - 18
Friday, 03 July 2020
1879 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins on this day in history.
1879 On April - 18 anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies
1880 An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100 on this day in history.
1881 On this day in history 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 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 On April - 18 in Germany First distant earthquake recorded. Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz made the first known recordings of a distant earthquake.
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 Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter on this day in history.
1890 NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer on April - 18.
1898 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on this day in history.
1899 John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager on April - 18.
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 On April - 18 leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
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 On this day in history sF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city
1906 On April - 18 the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m.
1906 On this day in history 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
1906 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem) on April - 18.
1906 On this day in history the Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m.
1907 On April - 18 fairmont Hotel opens
1907 Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC on this day in history.