April 18 in History – What happened on 18 April in Past

18 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 18, the day number in a year is 108 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 109. April 18 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 18 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1506Construction of the current St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, to replace the old basilica built in the 4th century, began.
1612Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz.
1689Provincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, and arrested officials of the Dominion of New England.
1738Real Academy de la Historia was established in Madrid "Royal Academy of History").
1775American Revolutionary War-Colonists Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott began a 'midnight ride' from Boston to Lexington to warn residents about the impending arrival of British troops.
1809The 2000 Guinness Deck horse race first took place in England.
1835Lord Melbourne succeeded Sir Robert Peel as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1847Mexican–American War Winfield Scott United States troops out-flanked and drove Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strong defensive position in the Battle of Cerro Gordo.
1848The Second Anglo-Sikh War was ended in Punjab.
1853The first train ran in India between Mumbai and Thane. It was a journey of 36km.
1859The leader of the 1857 rebellion Tatya Tope was hanged.
1880William Evert Gladstone Prime Minister again, defeating Benjamin Disraeli Dhara in the United Kingdom general elections.
1899A Royal Charter St Andrew Ambulance Association was formed by Fournisseur Queen Victoria.
1906A major earthquake and resulting fires devastated San Francisco, killing at least 3,000 people and leaving more than half of the city's population homeless.
1906An earthquake and fire in San Francisco killed about 4000 people.
1917Mahatma Gandhi chose Champaran in Bihar for Satyagraha.
1923The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball began playing their games in the newly constructed Yankee Stadium.
1930Surya Sen aka Master Da and 62 people from the Indian Republican Army attacked the Chittagong library.
1931The Earl of Willingdon was made Viceroy of India.
1938Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made his debut in Action Comics 1, the first true superhero comic book.
1947In one of the largest non-nuclear single explosive detonationsin history, the Royal Navy set off 4,000 tonnes of surplus ammunition inan unsuccessful attempt to destroy the island of Heligoland, Germany.
1949Ireland officially left the British Commonwealth and became republic.
1952West Germany and Japan established diplomatic relations.
1955The great scientist Albert Einstein died.
1958Controversial American poet Ezra Pound was released from St.Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he had been incarcerated for twelve years.
1971220 runs were scored by Sunil Gavasker in the second innings against West Indies. He had scored 124 runs in the first.
1971The country's first Jumbo Jet Aircraft 747, named Samrat Ashoka, landed in Mumbai.
1983In 1983, 63 people were killed by bombing the United States embassy in Beirut.
1991Kerala was declared the first fully literate state of India.
1994Brian Lara scored a triple century. He scored 375 runs against England in a One Day match.
1994West Indies batsman Brian Lara scored a world record of scoring the most runs in an innings of a Test match scoring 375 runs.
1996“Funny thing Happened” was released at the St. James Theatre in the New York City. It ran housefull for 715 days.
1996Israeli forces shelled Qana, Lebanon, during Operation Grapesof Wrath, killing more than 100 civilians and injuring more than 110 others at a UN compound.
1999Britain's leading novelist, biographer and editor Mary Bullins died at the age of 90.
2005India agrees to give Mumbai-based Jinnah House to Pakistan.
201045th Academy of Country Music Award: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert won.
2011A land-slide occurred in East Java. About 100 people were killed in the incidence.
2013Two planets – Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f were discovered around the star Kepler- 62 in the habitable zone. An area around the stars can support liquid water.
201327 killed, 65 injured in bomb blasts in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
2014A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico about 80 miles to the north-west of Acapulco. Only a minor damage was reported.
201412 Nepal climbers killed in avalanche at Mount Everest.

Famous Birthdays of April 18:

YearName / Profession / Country
1963Phil Simmons / Cricketer / Trinidad and Tobago
1970Saad Hariri / Politician / Lebanon
1987Danny Guthrie / Footballer / United Kingdom
1935Costas Ferris / Actor / Egypt
1580Thomas Middleton / Poet / United Kingdom
1957Ian Campbell / Jumper / Australia
1446Ippolita Maria Sforza / Noblewoman / Italy
1911Maurice Goldhaber / Academic / United States of America
1976Justin Ross / Politician / United States of America
1993Matt Salisbury / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1916Carl Burgos / Illustrator / United States of America
1946Hayley Mills / Actress / United Kingdom
1980Justin Levens / Artist / United States of America
1907Miklós Rózsa / Composer / United States of America
1988Alexander Hauck / Rugby Player / Germany
1880Sam Crawford / Baseball Player / United States of America
1947James Woods / Actor / United States of America
1993Nathan Sykes / Writer / United Kingdom
1986Billy Butler / Baseball Player / United States of America
1918André Bazin / Critic / France
1945Richard Bausch / Writer / United States of America
1959Susan Faludi / Author / United States of America
1962Jeff Dunham / Comedian / United States of America
1921Jean Richard / Actor / France
1946Jean-François Balmer / Actor / Switzerland
1963Eric McCormack / Actor / United States of America
1924Henry Hyde / Lawyer / United States of America
1980Rabiu Afolabi / Footballer / Nigeria
1996Ioana Ducu / Tennis Player / Romania
1888Duffy Lewis / Baseball Player / United States of America

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