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April 18th In Pop Culture History

1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica was laid.

1738 - Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") was founded in Madrid, Spain.

1775 - Paul Revere's Ride took place. He probably said "The Regulars are coming out" rather subtly since there were British Troops everywhere.

1846 - The first US Patent (#4,464) for a telegraph ticker that would print letters of the alphabet was issued to R.E. House of New York City.

1902 - Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, was destroyed by an earthquake.

1906 (Earthquake) At 5:13 AM, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California.

1909 - Joan of Arc was beatified by the Catholic Church, the first step towrds sainthood. Pope Benedict XV canonized Joan on May 16, 1920.

1923 - Yankee Stadium, 'The House that Ruth Built', opened.

1924 - Simon & Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book.

1925 - The first Woman's World's Fair in US was officially opened in Chicago, Illinois, by First Lady Mrs Calvin Coolidge.

1930 - BBC reported there was no news, and then played out with piano music.

1966 - James M. Schlatter applied for a Patent (#3,492,131) for Peptide Sweetening Agents, an invention which eventually led led to the marketing of aspartame under the name NutraSweet

1983 - The Disney Channel began as a cable channel

1983 - A suicide bomber destroyed the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.

1987 - #1 Hit April 18, 1987 - May 1, 1987: Aretha Franklin and George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)

1989 - In the People's Republic of China (PRC), student protests grew until the Chinese government eventually suppressed them in June, during what came to be known as the Tienanmen Square Massacre.

1994 - Broadway Show - Beauty and the Beast (Musical) April 18, 1994

1995 - Rox became the first television show distributed via the internet.

2003 - Holes and Malibu's Most Wanted were released in theaters.

2008 - Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Forbidden Kingdom, 88 Minutes and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed debuted in theaters.

2009 - #1 Hit April 18, 2009 - July 10, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

2012 - Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand and New Year's Rockin' Eve died.

2014 - 16 people were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

April 18th Celebrity Birthdays

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Murderess, Lucretia Borgia (1480)
Clarence Darrow (1857)
Actor, Henry Stephenson (1871)
Leopold Stokowski (1882, d.1977)
Actress, Magdna Janssens (1884)
Actor, James Rennie (1890)
Actor, Pedro Regas (1897)
Actor, Pigmeat Markham (1904, d.1981)
Composer, Eric Spear (1908)
Actor, Al Hodge (1913)
Musician, Tony Mottola (1918)
Actress, Virginia O'Brien (1919, d.2001)
Actress, Barbara Hale (1921)
Actress, Avril Angers (1922)
Musician, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924, d.2005)
Actor, Bob Hastings (1925, d.2014)
Musician, Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor (1925)
Actor, Gunter Meisner (1926)
Actor, Peter Jeffery (1929)
Actor, Clive Revill (1930)
Actor, James Drury (1934)
Actor, Mark Kingston (1934)
Producer, Paul Rothchild (1934)
Actor, Robert Hooks (1937)
Musician, Glen Hardin (1939)
Comedian, Skip Stephenson (1940)
Musician, Mike Vickers (1941)
Musician, Harvey Kagan (1946)
Actress, Hayley Mills (1946)
Musician, Lenny Baker (1946)
Director, David Gee (1947)
Actress, Dorothy Lyman (1947)
Actor, James Woods (1947)
Actress, Lori Martin (1947)
Actress, Veronica Cartwright (1949)
Producer, Kenny Ortega (1950)
Musician, Jim Scholten (1952)
Actor, Rick Moranis (1953)
Musician, Kim Stone (1954)
Actor, Eric Roberts (1956)
Actor, John James (1956)
Actress, Melody Thomas Scott (1956)
Actress, Anna Kathryn Holbrook (1956)
Model, Bernadette Robi (1958)
Musician, Lee Pattinson (1958)
Actress, Jane Leeves (1961)
Musician, Kelly Hansen (1961)
Musician, Mick Sweda (1962)
Comedian, Jeff Dunham (1962)
Musician, Shirlie Hollman (1962)
TV host, Conan O'Brien (1963)
Actor, Eric McCormack (1963)
Musician, Jim Ellison (1964)
Dancer, Mark Berry (1964)
Musician, Diana Villegas (1965)
Musician, Sylvia Villegas (1965)
Musician, Vicky Villegas (1965)
Actress, Maria Bello (1967)
Actress, Mary Birdsong (1968)
Actor, David Hewlett (1968)
Musician, Greg Eklund (1970)
Actress, Tamara Braun (1971)
Actor, David Tennant (1971)
Director, Eli Roth (1972)
Musician, Mark Tremonti (1974)
Musician, Millie Corretjer (1974)
Director, Edgar Wright (1974)
Actress, Melissa Joan Hart (1976)
Actor, Adam Sinclair (1977)
Reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian (1979)
Musician, Nuria Fergo (1979)
Musician, Marie Elaine Thibert (1982)
Actress, America Ferrera (1984)
Musician, Elena Temnikova (1985)
Model, Rosie Huntington Whiteley (1987)
Actress, Alia Shawcat (1989)
Musician, Nathan Sykes (1993)
Actor, Moises Arias (1994)
Musician, Carley Rose Soneclar (1999)
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- I don't understand.

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