Friday, April 18, 2014


April 18
310St. Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1521Martin Luther confronts the emperor Charles V, refusing to retract the views which led to his excommunication.
1676Sudbury, Massachusetts is attacked by Indians.
1775American revolutionaries Paul Revere and William Dawes ride though the towns of Massachusetts warning that "the British are coming."
1791National Guardsmen prevent Louis XVI and his family from leaving Paris.
1818A regiment of Indians and blacks is defeated at the Battle of Suwanna, in Florida, ending the first Seminole War.
1834William Lamb becomes prime minister of England.
1838The Wilkes' expedition to the South Pole sets sail.
1847U.S. forces defeat Mexicans at Cerro Gordo in one of the bloodiest battle of the war.
1853The first train in Asia begins running from Bombay to Tanna.
1861Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down an offer to command the Union armies.
1885The Sino-Japanese war ends.
1906massive earthquake hits San Francisco, measuring 8.25 on the Richter scale.
1923Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a three-run homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1.
1937Leon Trotsky calls for the overthrow of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
1942James H. Doolittle bombs Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
1943Traveling in a bomber, Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is shot down by American P-38 fighters.
1946The League of Nations dissolves.
1949The Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth.
1950The first transatlantic jet passenger trip is completed.
1954Colonel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1978The U.S. Senate approves the transfer of the Panama Canal to Panama.
1980Zimbabwe's (Rhodesia) formal independence from Britain is proclaimed.
1983A suicide bomber kills U.S. Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.
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