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 108th day of the year 2022 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, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 458,400 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 ‘hectaoctagon’ 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 279 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 3,405 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 18 Historical Events
An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
The St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
The aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
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?
Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
Bob Hastings, American actor
Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
Conan O'Brien, American comedian
Russell Payne, English writer
Edgar Wright, British director
Sean Maguire, British actor
Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer
Who died on April 18?
John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
George Jeffreys, British Chief Justice (b. 1648)
Justus von Liebig, German chemist (b. 1803)
Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)
Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (b. 1879)
John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (b. 1849)
Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
Bernard Edwards, American record producer (b. 1952)
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