What happened this day in history April 18

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

  • 1880
    An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.
  • 1899
    The St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
  • 1906
    An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
  • 1909
    Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
  • 1924
    Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
  • 1949
    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.
  • 1955
    29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
  • 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?

  • 1480
    Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
  • 1888
    Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1925
    Bob Hastings, American actor
  • 1949
    Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • 1963
    Conan O'Brien, American comedian
  • 1971
    Russell Payne, English writer
  • 1974
    Edgar Wright, British director
  • 1976
    Sean Maguire, British actor
  • 1979
    Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver
  • 1987
    Sandra Lyng Haugen, Norwegian singer

Who died on April 18?

  • 1674
    John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
  • 1689
    George Jeffreys, British Chief Justice (b. 1648)
  • 1873
    Justus von Liebig, German chemist (b. 1803)
  • 1917
    Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)
  • 1936
    Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (b. 1879)
  • 1945
    John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (b. 1849)
  • 1963
    Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
  • 1965
    Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • 1988
    Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • 1996
    Bernard Edwards, American record producer (b. 1952)

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