About April 18

April 18, 2022 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.

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Aries is the sun 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.

What Happened On April 18

  • 1025
    Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
  • 1518
    Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
  • 1689
    Bostonians rise up in rebellion against Sir Edmund Andros.
  • 1797
    The Battle of Neuwied – French victory against the Austrians.
  • 1848
    American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1881
    Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • 1897
    The Greco-Turkish War is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1899
    The St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.
  • 1915
    French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1955
    29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 1958
    A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
  • 1961
    CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  • 1961
    The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.
  • 1983
    A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
  • 1988
    The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
  • 1992
    General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmed Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
  • 2007
    A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.

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