Historical Events In April - 18
Thursday, 28 September 2023
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 April - 18.
1881 Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens on this day in history.
1881 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart) on April - 18.
1882 On April - 18 the birth of Leopold Stokowski, British composer
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 April - 18.
1888 On April - 18 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 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 On April - 18 anton F Pieck, Dutch illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel) [or April 19]
1896 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse) on this day in history.
1897 On April - 18 pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12]
1898 Lord Leatherland, British journalist/Labour peer on April - 18.
1898 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies on April - 18.
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 Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals on this day in history.
1903 On this day in history leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)
1904 L'HumanitÃ©, under Jean JaurÃ¨s begins publishing on this day in history.
1906 On April - 18 an earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people
1906 On April - 18 sF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of the city
1906 The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5 13 a.m on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1907 Fairmont Hotel opens on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in NYC