Historical Events In April - 18
Friday, 31 March 2023
1710 On April - 18 pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75
1729 On April - 18 gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
1732 On April - 18 george Colman, "the Elder
1738 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid on this day in history.
1740 Francis Baring, banker/merchant on this day in history.
1744 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot on this day in history.
1759 Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer on this day in history.
1764 On April - 18 bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
1775 On April - 18 american colonial patriot Paul Revere made his famous ride from Lexington to Concord, Massachusetts, warning the American people that the British “redcoats” had landed and will soon arrive
1775 At about 10 p.m., three men took to their horses to ride from Boston to Concord, MA to warn the citizens of the approaching British army. The famous poem, "Paul Revere's Ride", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, glorified the Bostonian as the lone rider. He was, in fact, accompanied by William Dawes and Samuel Prescott. Only Prescott made it all the way to Concord. Revere was nabbed by a British cavalry patrol near Lexington, MA (Dawes and Prescott escaped) on April - 18.
1775 Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "the British are coming!" on April - 18.
1775 On April - 18 paul Revere & William Dawes warn "British are coming!"
1777 Ignac Ruzitska, composer on April - 18.
1783 On this day in history fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
1786 On this day in history franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
1797 France & Austria signs cease fire on this day in history.
1797 Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France on April - 18.
1800 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer, dies at 84 on April - 18.
1803 On this day in history charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen of Neth East Indies (1856-61)
1806 On this day in history ludwig Schuberth, composer
1809 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England on April - 18.
1817 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe) on April - 18.
1818 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1824 On April - 18 edward Jones, composer, dies at 72
1830 Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62 on April - 18.
1831 Publication starts of the weekly Sydney Herald, Australia's oldest still existing newspaper on April - 18.
1834 Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia on this day in history.
1835 On this day in history william Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Govt
1838 Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails on this day in history.
1839 Henry Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds) on this day in history.
1839 On April - 18 frantz Jehin-Prume, composer
1842 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice) on April - 18.
1845 Wilhelm Gericke, composer on this day in history.
1845 On this day in history nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77
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