Historical Events In April - 18
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
1879 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins on this day in history.
1879 Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies on this day in history.
1880 On April - 18 an F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
1881 On this day in history natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
1881 On April - 18 hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
1882 The birth of Leopold Stokowski, British composer on this day in history.
1882 Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony) on April - 18.
1883 Agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36 on April - 18.
1884 Magda Janssens, Flemish/Neth actress/acting teacher (Maria Stuart) on April - 18.
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 April - 18 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 April - 18 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 April - 18.
1895 Anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19] on this day in history.
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 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 April - 18.
1900 Louise Tazewell, [Louise Skiller Tazewell], entertainer on April - 18.
1902 On April - 18 denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
1903 Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca) on April - 18.
1904 L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing on April - 18.
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 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif on April - 18.
1906 On April - 18 clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
1906 The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:13 a.m on April - 18.
1907 On this day in history fairmont Hotel opens
1907 Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC on April - 18.