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The 18t o Aprile is the 108t day o the year (109t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 257 days ti come.
- 1506 - The cornerstane o Saunt Peter's Basilica in Roum is laid.
- 1775 - American Revolution: In Massachusetts, Paul Revere an ithers warn o Breetish troop advancements by sea, in what is kent as "Paul Revere's Ride".
- 1906 - A yirdquauk an fires hit San Francisco, Californie, killin an estimatit 3,000+ fowk.
- 1909 - Joan o Arc is beatified in Roum.
- 1941 - Vichy Fraunce propales its withdrawal frae the League o Naitions.
- 1945 - Warld War II: 1,000 bombers attack the German island o Heligoland.
- 1954 - Gamal Abdel Nasser takes pouer in Egyp.
- 1955 - Famous pheesicist Albert Einstein dies in New Jersey agit 76.
- 1980 - Zimbabwe gains full unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1983 - The Unitit States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is bombed, killin 63 fowk.
- 1996 - 106 civilians are kilt in Lebanon when Israeli Defense Forces shell a compoond in the ceety o Qana.
- 1996 - Islamic fundamentalists attack a hottle in Cairo, Egyp, killin 18 Greek tourists they mistook for Israelis.
- 2002 - A licht aircraft crashes intae Milan's Pirelli biggin.
- 2007 - 198 fowk are kilt in a series o bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraq.
- 2007 - Poland an Ukraine are gien the richt tae host UEFA Euro 2012.
- 2007 - A fire in Reykjavik's Austurstraeti destorys some o the auldest biggins in Iceland.
- 2008 - The first season o Indie Premier League cricket stairts.
- 2013 - A suicide bombin at a cafe in Baghdad kills 27 fowk.
- 2014 - An avalanche on Munt Everest kills 12 fowk.
- 2015 - A terrorist attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, kills 33 fowk.
- 2017 - Breetish Prime Meenister Theresa May caws a General election for 8 Juin.
- 2018 - Saudi Arabie opens cinemas for the first time syne 1983.
- 2018 - NASA's Transistin Exoplanet Survey Satellite is launched.
- 2019 - Alex McLeish is sacked as manager o the Scotland naitional fitbaw team.
- 2019 - Northren Erse jurnalist Lyra McKee is shot an kilt durin riotin in Derry/Lunnonderry.
- 1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler (d. 1519)
- 1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1617)
- 1770 - William Nicol, Scots geologist an pheesicist (d. 1851)
- 1772 - David Ricardo, Inglis politeecian an economist (d. 1823)
- 1912 - Sandy Glen, Scots splorer an wartime intelligence afficer (d. 2004)
- 1918 - Gabriel Axel, Dens director, screenwriter an actor (d. 2014)
- 1919 - Esther Afua Ocloo, Ghanaian entrepreneur (d. 2002)
- 1925 - Bob Hastings, American actor (d. 2014)
- 1927 - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Prime meenister o Poland (d. 2013)
- 1941 - Michael D. Higgins, Erse politeecian, Preses o Ireland
- 1942 - Jochen Rindt, Austrick racin driver (d. 1970)
- 1945 - Ian Taylor, Inglish politeecian
- 1947 - James Woods, American actor
- 1956 - Eric Roberts, American actor
- 1958 - Eamonn Bannon, Scots fitbawer
- 1964 - Niall Ferguson, Scots historian
- 1971 - David Tennant, Scots actor
- 1971 - Samantha Cameron, wife o David Cameron
- 1973 - Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopie runner
- 1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress
- 1977 - Jonathan Rowson, Scots chess player
- 1984 - America Ferrera, American actress
- 1990 - Wojciech Szczesny, Pols fitbawer
- 1995 - Divock Origi, Belgian fitbawer
- 1873 - Justus von Liebig, German scientist (b. 1803)
- 1878 - Thomas Thomson, Scots surgeon (b. 1817)
- 1898 - Gustave Moreau, French penter (b. 1826)
- 1931 - James Lorrain Smith, Scots pathologist (b. 1862)
- 1954 - Helen Crawfurd, Scots suffragette (b. 1877)
- 1955 - Albert Einstein, German-born pheesicist (b. 1879)
- 1974 - Marcel Pagnol, French writer an filmmaker (b. 1895)
- 1995 - Arturo Frondizi, Preses o Argentinae (b. 1908)
- 2002 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norse splorer an anthropologist (b. 1914)
- 2012 - Dick Clark, American enterteener (b. 1929)
- 2019 - Lyra McKee, Northren Erse jurnalist (b. 1990)
- Independence Day (Zimbabwe)
- Invention Day (Japan)
- Airmy Day (Iran)
- Internaitional Day o Monuments an Sites
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