Historical Events In April - 18
Friday, 31 March 2023
1989 Zimbabwe gains independence on April - 18.
1990 Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines on this day in history.
1990 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 on April - 18.
1990 Robert D Webb, director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87 on April - 18.
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 April - 18.
1995 Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner, dies at 62
1999 On April - 18 nATO launches its most active day of airstrikes in its assault on Yugoslavia,
2005 On this day in history five people die in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.
2006 Festivities and memorials across the Bay Area mark the 100th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire on this day in history.
2007 32 Chinese steel workers are burnt to death in the Qinghe Special Steel Corporation disaster on April - 18.
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 On April - 18 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
2017 On this day in history british Prime Minister Teresa May announces she will seek a "snap" election
2018 On April - 18 protests begin in Managua, Nicaragua, over proposed changes to social security, protesters beaten by suspected pro-government gangs
2018 On this day in history “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
2018 On this day in history 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.
2018 Cinemas open in Saudi Arabia for the first time since 1983 with the American film Black Panther chosen as the first to be screened on this day in history.
2018 NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is launched on April - 18.
2019 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 on April - 18.
2019 NepaliSat-1 is launched. It is Nepal's first ever research satellite to be sent into space on April - 18.
2020 44 suspected Boko Haram members are found dead, apparently due to poisoning, inside a prison in N'Djamena, Chad on April - 18.
2021 On this day in history twelve football clubs, including three from La Liga and leading clubs from the Premier League and Serie A, agree to join a new breakaway European Super League, prompting international condemnation. Two days later, following major protests from supporters, other clubs and politicians, Manchester City withdraw from the league; this prompts all the remaining Premier League clubs and three others to do the same.
2021 The 2021 Cape Verdean parliamentary election takes place on this day in history.
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