About April 18

April 18, 2021 is the 108th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 289 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 18

  • 1775
    American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
  • 1831
    The University of Alabama is founded.
  • 1864
    Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 1906
    An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
  • 1912
    The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
  • 1930
    BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day.
  • 1936
    The first Champions Day is celebrated in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1942
    Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
  • 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.
  • 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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