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