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Historical Events In April - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1967  On April - 18 manitoba imposes 5% sales tax, effective June 1.  

1968  SF's Old Hall of Justice demolished on this day in history.  

1969  Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1971  Howard Hughes billionaire, dies on this day in history.  

1971  On April - 18 kingston penitentiary inmates stage four-day riot, holding five guards hostage; two convicts murdered, 11 injured.  

1971  Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history t Smirnova discovers asteroids #1902 Shaposhnikov, #2192 Pyatigoriya & #2250 Stalingrad  

1974  Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Stand by Me"  

1975  Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1976  On April - 18 percy Julian holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78  

1976  On this day in history percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78  

1977  On this day in history jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2 14 46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon.  

1977  The Hall Commission Report on Grain Handling and Transportation is published. This recommends limited branch line abandonment on the prairies on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history jerome Drayton wins the 81st Boston Marathon in in 2:14:46; the eighth Canadian to win the Marathon.  

1978  US Senate approves transfer of Panama Canal to Panam on this day in history.  

1979  "Real People" premieres on NBC TV on this day in history.  

1980  On April - 18 zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain (Nat'l Day)  

1982  On April - 18 canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act  

1982  M Watt discovers asteroid #2687 on this day in history.  

1983  On April - 18 a lone suicide bomber kills 63, at the US Embassy in Lebanon  

1983  On April - 18 joan Benoit set a women's record for the Boston Marathon  

1983  KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO) on this day in history.  

1983  N G Thomas discovers asteroid #2933 Amber, #3151 Talbot & #3561 Devine on this day in history.  

1983  Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies on this day in history.  

1984  Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB on this day in history.  

1984  John Lee Mahin screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81 on this day in history.  

1984  Michael Jackson faced surgery in Los Angeles. Doctors performed scalp surgery to repair damage done after the megastarís hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial on January 27. Jackson was hospitalized and recuperated for months before he could return to work on this day in history.  

1984  John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81 on April - 18.  

1985  In Yunnan Province, China a 5.8 quake resulted in Twenty-three people killed, 300 injured and damage in the Luquan-Xundian area on this day in history.  

1986  On April - 18 marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94  

1987  An unconscous skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air on April - 18.  

1987  On this day in history pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)  

1988  On this day in history barbra Striesand records "Warm All Over"  

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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 April - 18.  

1521  Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac) was born on April - 18.  

1580  Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on this day in history.  

1590  Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on April - 18.  

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

1605  On April - 18 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  Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies on April - 18.  

1161  Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1504  On April - 18 filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52  

1530  Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 on April - 18.  

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 April - 18 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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