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April 18 Birthdays

Clarence Darrow
1857–1938, American lawyer, born in Kinsman, Ohio.

Lucrezia Borgia
noblewoman (1480)

Carlos Manuel de Cespedes
revolutionist (1819)

Max Weber
painter (1881)

Leopold Stokowski
conductor (1882)

Conan O'Brien
talk-show host (1963)

April 18 in History


Paul Revere rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution.


The Great San Francisco Earthquake destroyed over 4 sq mi. and killed over 500 people.


The first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.


Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.


London Bridge was sold to an American. It was rebuilt in Arizona.


The U.S. Senate voted to hand over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.


Afghanistan’s former king, Mohammad Zahir Shah, returned after 29 years in exile.


American Bandstand and New Year's Rockin' Eve host Dick Clark died of heart failure.

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