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, 1,460,937,600 seconds 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.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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.

My Birthday Ninja Birthday Facts Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out who shares my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. (Sponsored link)

April 18 Historical Events

  • 1689
    Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
  • 1797
    The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
  • 1857
    “The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
  • 1909
    Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
  • 1945
    Over 1,000 bombers attack the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
  • 1980
    The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.
  • 1988
    The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.

Who were born on April 18?

  • 1797
    Adolphe Thiers, French statesman (d. 1877)
  • 1915
    Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
  • 1934
    James Drury, American actor
  • 1953
    Rick Moranis, Canadian comedian
  • 1969
    Princess Sayako of Japan
  • 1977
    Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
  • 1979
    Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer
  • 1980
    Robyn Regehr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Milan Jovanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1986
    Conrad Logan, Irish footballer

Who died on April 18?

  • 1558
    Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1567
    Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (b. 1503)
  • 1689
    George Jeffreys, British Chief Justice (b. 1648)
  • 1732
    Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660)
  • 1859
    Tantya Tope, Indian Revolutionary & General (b. 1814)
  • 1873
    Justus von Liebig, German chemist (b. 1803)
  • 1945
    John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (b. 1849)
  • 1996
    Brook Berringer, American football player (b. 1973)
  • 1998
    Terry Sanford, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945)

Share or Link to This Page:

Kindly keep the link back to this website. Thank you!