Historical Events In April - 18
Sunday, 24 October 2021
1989 On this day in history zimbabwe gains independence
1990 On this day in history bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
1990 On this day in history on the Minahassa Peninsula a 7.4 quake resulted in at least 3 people killed and 25 people injured. More than 1,140 houses damaged in the Bolaang-Gorontalo area
1990 On this day in history robert D Webb, director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
1991 Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike on April - 18.
1992 Florence Randall, model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer on April - 18.
1993 On this day in history in Peru a 6.3 earthquake centered centered about 70 kilometers northeast of Lima, killed six people
1993 Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1994 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32 on this day in history.
1995 Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies on April - 18.
1996 On this day in history kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner, dies at 62
1999 NATO launches its most active day of airstrikes in its assault on Yugoslavia, on this day in history.
2005 On April - 18 five people die in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
2006 On this day in history festivities and memorials across the Bay Area mark the 100th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
2007 On April - 18 32 Chinese steel workers are burnt to death in the Qinghe Special Steel Corporation disaster.
2012 On this day in history the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples begins burning artworks after cultural institution budget cuts
2013 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq on April - 18.
2014 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest on this day in history.
2017 British Prime Minister Teresa May announces she will seek a "snap" election on April - 18.
2018 On this day in history protests begin in Managua, Nicaragua, over proposed changes to social security, protesters beaten by suspected pro-government gangs
2018 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened on this day in history.
2018 In Nicaragua, protests begin against announced reforms of Social Security which would decrease retirement pension benefits. An estimated number of 34 protesters are killed by police on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history cinemas open in Saudi Arabia for the first time since 1983 with the American film Black Panther chosen as the first to be screened.
2018 NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is launched on April - 18.
2019 On this day in history the full 448-page report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election (the Mueller Report) is released in redacted form.
2019 On April - 18 nepaliSat-1 is launched. It is Nepal's first ever research satellite to be sent into space.
2020 On April - 18 44 suspected Boko Haram members are found dead, apparently due to poisoning, inside a prison in N'Djamena, Chad.