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Historical Events In April - 18

Saturday, 27 February 2021

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  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 this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history 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 April - 18.  

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

1889  On April - 18 in Germany First distant earthquake recorded. Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz made the first known recordings of a distant earthquake.  

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  Jessie Street, Austrialian pro womans/aborigine rights fighter on April - 18.  

1890  On this day in history nY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton  

1890  On April - 18 james Rennie, Toronto Ontario, actor (Lash, Little Damozel)  

1895  On April - 18 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.  

1895  Anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19] on April - 18.  

1896  On April - 18 c Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)  

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

1898  On this day in history lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer  

1898  Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on April - 18.  

1899  On April - 18 john McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager  

1900  Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1904  On April - 18 l'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing  

1906  An earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people on this day in history.  

1906  SF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city on April - 18.  

1906  The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m on April - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1480  Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI) was born on this day in history.  

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  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on this day in history.  

1590  Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history death of theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury  

1504  Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43  

1552  John Leland, antiquary, dies on this day in history.  

1556  Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent  

1567  On this day in history wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63  

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