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Important Events Of April 18



1996    "Funny Thing Happened," opens at St. James Theater New York City for 715 performances
1995    Houston Post folds after 116 years
1995    Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football
1994    "Beauty and the Beast" opens at Palace Theater New York City
1994    23rd Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:21:45
1994    98th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:07:15
1994    Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994
1994    Brian Lara scores 375 for WI vs England to beat Sobers' record
1994    Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day (world record)
1994    Former President Nixon suffered a stroke and dies 4 days later
1994    Lebanon drops relations with Iran
1994    Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold
1994    STS-59 (Endeavour) lands
1993    "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 25 performances
1993    54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo
1993    Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
1993    David Lee Roth arrested in New York City for purchasing marijuana for
1993    Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
1992    Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
1992    Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
1991    Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census
1991    Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike
1991    John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136
1990    Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
1990    Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
1989    Zimbabwe gains independence
1988    17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30
1988    92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43
1988    Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"
1987    An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
1987    Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race
1987    Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run vs Robinson-Pirates
1987    Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
1987    U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1986    Robert M. Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA
1986    Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB
1985    Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1984    Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984    Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
1983    12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43
1983    87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00
1983    Suicide bomber kills 63, at U.S. Embassy in Lebanon
1983    Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"
1983    KMO-AM in Tacoma Washington changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
1983    Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "Color Purple"
1983    Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2
1982    Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
1982    Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
1982    Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982    Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare
1981    Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
1980    Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK
1979    "Real People" premieres on NBC TV
1979    Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
1978    Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
1977    "Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box New York City for 390 performances
1977    6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of California in 2:48:33
1977    81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46
1977    Alex Haley, author of "Roots," awarded Pulitzer Prize
1977    Eddie Murray hits his 1st home run
1977    Pulitzer prize awarded to Michael Cristofer for "Shadow Box"
1977    Stephen Sondheim's musical "Side by Side" premieres in New York City
1976    30th Tony Awards: Travesties and Chorus Line win
1976    Judy Rankin wins LPGA Karsten- Ping Golf Open
1975    John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"
1974    Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi
1972    "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 39 performances
1971    Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd inning vs. WI after 124 in 1st
1971    Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic
1969    Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
1968    178,000 employees of U.S. Bell Telephone System go on strike
1968    1st ABA basketball championship began
1968    Dutch Department of Amnesty International forms
1968    London Bridge is sold to U.S. oil company to be erected in Arizona
1968    Mart Crowley's "Boys in the Band," premieres in New York City
1968    Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII," premieres in London
1968    San Francisco's Old Hall of Justice demolished
1968    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966    Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
1964    "Cafe Crown" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 3 performances
1964    "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 72 performances
1964    Artisans strike in Belgium ends
1964    Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches
1964    Van Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane"
1963    "Sophie" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 8 performances
1963    Dr. James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
1963    Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
1962    16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1959    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
1958    Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia
1958    NL single-game record of 78,682, Giants lose to Dogers 6-5, in Los Angeles
1956    Egypt and Israel agree to a cease fire
1956    Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
1955    "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 176 performances
1955    1st "Walk"/"Don't Walk" lighted street signals installed
1955    1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens
1954    Colonel Nasser seizes power and becomes Prime Minister of Egypt
1954    Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1953    "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 542 performances
1951    "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 102 performances
1951    Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
1951    France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community
1951    New York Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game
1950    1st opening night-game, Cards beat Pirates, 4-2
1950    1st transatlantic jet passenger trip
1950    Polish Catholic church and government sign accord over relations
1950    Sam Jethroe is 1st black to play for Boston Braves
1950    Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in 6th
1949    Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1948    International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
1946    "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater New York City for 734 performances
1946    Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
1946    League of Nations dissolves, 3 months after United Nations starts
1946    Rome/Auerbach/Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister," premieres in New York City
1946    U.S. recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government
1945    1 armed outfielder, St. L Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
1945    Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)
1945    Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops
1944    48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4
1944    Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins' ballet premieres in New York City
1942    "Stars and Stripes" paper for U.S. Armed Forces starts
1942    James H. Doolittle bombs Tokyo and other Japanese cities
1942    Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1939    Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey
1939    Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government
1936    Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
1935    General Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters
1935    Netherlands election (Musserts NSB wins 8% of vote)
1934    1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Ft. Worth, Texas)
1934    Hitler names J von Ribbentrop, ambassador for disarmament
1929    Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
1927    Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-government in China
1926    Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
1925    World's fair opens in Chicago
1924    1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon and Schuster)
1923    74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium
1923    Poland annexes Central Lithuania
1922    Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
1921    Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Springs Colo
1921    Philip James Barry's "Punch for Judy," premieres in New York City
1918    Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play
1909    Joan of Arc declared a saint
1908    Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1907    Augustus Thomas' "Witching Hour," premieres in New York City
1907    Fairmont Hotel opens
1906    8.25 earthquake shakes San Francisco California
1906    Calvinist Reformed Union in Netherlands Church forms in Utrecht
1906    San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 and destroys 75% of city
1904    L'Humanite, under Jean Jaures begins publishing
1902    Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
1899    John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager
1890    New York Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
1881    Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens
1879    Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
1876    Daniel O'Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hours 32 min
1869    1st international cricket match, held in SF, wins by Californian
1868    San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
1865    Confederate General Johnson surrendered to General Sherman in North Carolina
1864    Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
1862    Battle of Ft. Jackson, Ft. St. Philip and New Orlean's, Louisiana
1861    Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia
1861    Col Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies
1856    Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns
1853    1st train in Asia (Bombay to Tanna, 36 km)
1838    Wilkes' expedition to South Pole sails
1835    William Lamb Lord Melbourne forms British Government
1834    Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia
1809    1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England
1797    France and Austria signs cease fire
1775    Paul Revere and William Dawes warn "British are coming!"
1775    Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington
1676    Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians
1666    Peace of Kleef: Netherlands and bishop Von Galen of Munster
1663    Osman declares war on Austria