What are the important events that happened on April 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 18 is the 109th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 5, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 405,816 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 285 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,214 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 18 Historical Events

  • 1848
    American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1897
    The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1923
    Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”, opens.
  • 1924
    Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
  • 1942
    Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
  • 1946
    The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1961
    CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  • 1981
    The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.
  • 1983
    A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
  • 2007
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.

Who were born on April 18?

  • 1889
    Jessie Street, Australian suffragette, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 1970)
  • 1930
    Clive Revill, New Zealand born actor
  • 1946
    Hayley Mills, English actress
  • 1963
    Eric McCormack, Canadian actor
  • 1979
    Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star
  • 1979
    Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer
  • 1982
    Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
  • 1987
    Brett Deledio, Australian Rules football player
  • 1987
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, British model
  • 1989
    Alia Shawkat, American actress

Who died on April 18?

  • 1796
    Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (b. 1732)
  • 1917
    Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)
  • 1945
    Ernie Pyle, American journalist (b. 1900)
  • 1945
    Prince William of Wied, sovereign Prince of Albania (b. 1876)
  • 1955
    Albert Einstein, German physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1974
    Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1976
    Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer (b. 1911)
  • 1996
    Bernard Edwards, American record producer (b. 1952)
  • 2003
    Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)

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