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What Happened on April 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A redacted version of the Mueller report is released to the United States Congress and the public.
2018 King Mswati III of Swaziland announces that his country's name will change to Eswatini.
1988 The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
1988 In Israel John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II, although the verdict is later overturned.
1980 The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country's first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.
1972 East African Airways Flight 720 crashes during a rejected takeoff from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing 43.
1955 Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
1954 Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1949 The Republic of Ireland Act comes into force, declaring Éire to be a republic and severing Ireland's "association" with the Commonwealth of Nations.
1947 The Operation Big Bang, the largest non-nuclear man-made explosion to that time, destroys bunkers and military installations on the North Sea island of Heligoland, Germany.
1946 The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
1945 Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
1945 Italian resistance movement: In Turin, despite the harsh repressive measures adopted by Nazi-fascists, a great pre-insurrectional strike begins.
1943 World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
1942 World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
1942 Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
1939 Robert Menzies, who became Australia's longest-serving prime minister, is elected as leader of the United Australia Party after the death of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.
1930 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced that "there is no news" in their evening report.
1917 The II Italian Corps in France leaves from Italy for the western front. It will distinguish itself during the Third Battle of the Aisne and the Second Battle of the Marne, in Bligny and on the sector Courmas – Bois du Petit Champ, where it will considerably contribute to stop the German offensive on Eparnay, aimed to outflank Reims.
1916 White war on the Italian front (World War I): during a mine warfare in high altitude on the Dolomites, the Italian troops conquer the Col di Lana held by the Austrian army.
1915 French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
1912 The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
1909 Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
1906 An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
1902 The 7.5 Mw  Guatemala earthquake shakes Guatemala with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing between 800 and 2,000.
1899 The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a royal charter by Queen Victoria.
1897 The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
1864 Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
1857 "The Spirits Book" by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
1847 American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
1831 The University of Alabama is founded in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
1783 Three-Fifths Compromise: The first instance of black slaves in the United States of America being counted as three fifths of persons (for the purpose of taxation), in a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation. This was later adopted in the 1787 Constitution.
1775 American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
1738 Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") is founded in Madrid.
1689 Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
1521 Trial of Martin Luther begins its second day during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. He refuses to recant his teachings despite the risk of excommunication.
1518 Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
1428 Peace of Ferrara between Republic of Venice, Duchy of Milan, Republic of Florence and House of Gonzaga: ending of the second campaign of the Wars in Lombardy fought until the Treaty of Lodi in 1454, which will then guarantee the conditions for the development of the Italian Renaissance.
796 King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered in Corbridge by a group led by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. The patrician Osbald is crowned, but abdicates within 27 days.
Famous People Born on April 18

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Year Name
1924 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)
1939 Thomas J. Moyer, American lawyer and judge (d. 2010)
1939 Glen Hardin, American pianist and arranger
1940 Joseph L. Goldstein, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate
1892 Eugene Houdry, French-American mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1962)
1927 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2013)
1918 Clifton Hillegass, American publisher, founded CliffsNotes (d. 2001)
1940 Mike Vickers, English guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter
1944 Kathy Acker, American author and poet (d. 1997)
1926 Doug Insole, English cricketer (d. 2017)
Famous People Deaths On April 18

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Date Name
1898 Gustave Moreau, French painter and academic (b. 1826)
1945 John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer, invented the vacuum tube (b. 1849)
2008 Germaine Tillion, French ethnologist and anthropologist (b. 1907)
727 Agallianos Kontoskeles, Byzantine commander and rebel leader
2004 Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 2nd President of Fiji (b. 1920)
1567 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (b. 1503)
2002 Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (b. 1914)
1794 Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714)
1917 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1858)
1636 Julius Caesar, English judge and politician (b. 1557)