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

✅ Published on April 18th, 2021 in April in History

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
1963Peter Van Loan / Politician / Canada
1988Andre Frolov / Footballer / Estonia
1884Jaan Anvelt / Politician / Estonia
1989Simas Buterlevičius / Basketball Player / Lithuania
1934George Shirley / Educator / United States of America
1969Robert Změlík / Decathlete / Czech Republic
1950Kenny Ortega / Producer / United States of America
1993Nathan Sykes / Writer / United Kingdom
1982Simone Farina / Footballer / Italy
1928Karl Josef Becker / Cardinal / Germany
1935Jerry Dexter / Actor / United States of America
1970Tatiana Stefanidou / Journalist / Greece
1838Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran / Academic / France
1892Eugene Houdry / Engineer / United States of America
1979Matt Cooper / Rugby Player / Australia
1893Violette Morris / Shot Putter / France
1922Barbara Hale / Actress / United States of America
1946Skip Spence / Writer / United States of America
1974Millie Corretjer / Actress / United States of America
1958Malcolm Marshall / Cricketer / Barbados
1918André Bazin / Critic / France
1605Giacomo Carissimi / Composer / Italy
1980Robyn Regehr / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1666Jean-Féry Rebel / Violinist / France
1918Clifton Hillegass / Publisher / United States of America
1951Pierre Pettigrew / Politician / Canada
1874Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić / Poet / Croatia
1936Vladimir Hütt / Physicist / Estonia
1959Frank Mulholland / Judge / Scotland
1946Tommy Shannon / Guitarist / United States of America

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