About April 18

April 18, 2020 is the 109th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 300 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.
  • 1775
    American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements.
  • 1857
    “The Spirits Book” by Allan Kardec is published, marking the birth of Spiritualism in France.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
  • 1924
    Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book.
  • 1942
    Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of Vichy France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Doolittle Raid on Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya are bombed.
  • 1946
    The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • 1955
    29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore dry port.
  • 1983
    A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the UN compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
  • 2007
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.

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