April 18 in History
1506April 18, 1506:
Construction of one of the world’s most important catholic sites known as the St. Peter's Basilica begins in Vatican City.
1831April 18, 1831:
The public research university, University of Alabama is established.
1949April 18, 1949:
Ireland, a country located in the north-western part of Europe is officially declared as an independent republic.
1954April 18, 1954:
The second president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser is overthrown in Egypt.
1964April 18, 1964:
Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes the first to ‘strike out the side on 9 pitches’.
1969April 18, 1969:
The British rock band, The Beatles records their hit songs titled "Old Brown Shoe" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)."
1975April 18, 1975:
British songwriter and musician John Lennon drops his single titled "Stand by Me".
1985April 18, 1985:
British pop duo Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, known as “Wham” make history in China for being the 1st first western pop act to launch an album in the Asian country.
1988April 18, 1988:
Renowned American singer and filmmaker, Barbra Streisand records a song titled “Warm All Over”.
1993April 18, 1993:
American rock singer and radio personality David Lee Roth is arrested in New York City for buying marijuana for 10 USD.
1994April 18, 1994:
The musical romantic fantasy film titled “Beauty and the Beast” is initially shown on Broadway at the famous Palace Theater in New York City.