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Apr 18, 1906

The Great San Francisco Earthquake

Apr 19, 1897

First Boston Marathon held

Apr 20, 1980

Castro announces Mariel Boatlift

Apr 21, 753 B.C.

Rome founded

Apr 22, 1970

The first Earth Day

Apr 23, 1564

William Shakespeare born

Apr 24, 1916

Easter Rebellion begins

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April 18 : General Interest
1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings… read more

American Revolution
1775 : Revere and Dawes warn of British attack
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/revere-and-dawes-warn-of-british-attack

Automotive
2009 : Fifty-year-old Mark Martin wins NASCAR race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fifty-year-old-mark-martin-wins-nascar-race

Civil War
1864 : Confederates inflict pain at Battle of Poison Spring
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-poison-springs-arkansas

Cold War
1989 : Chinese students protest against government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-students-protest-against-government

Crime
1974 : The Red Brigades terrorize Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-red-brigade-terrorizes-italy

Disaster
1880 : Missouri is ravaged by tornadoes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/missouri-is-ravaged-by-tornadoes

General Interest
1521 : Luther defiant at Diet of Worms
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/luther-defiant-at-diet-of-worms

1775 : Revere and Dawes ride
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/revere-and-dawes-ride

1942 : Doolittle leads air raid on Tokyo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doolittle-leads-air-raid-on-tokyo

1945 : Journalist Ernie Pyle killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/journalist-ernie-pyle-killed

1983 : Suicide bomber destroys U.S. embassy in Beirut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suicide-bomber-destroys-us-embassy-in-beirut

Hollywood
1956 : Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grace-kelly-and-prince-rainier-marry

2012 : Dick Clark, host of “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dick-clark-host-of-american-bandstand-and-new-years-rockin-eve-dies

Literary
1958 : Federal court decides to release Ezra Pound
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/federal-court-decides-to-release-ezra-pound

Music
1906 : Enrico Caruso survives the San Francisco earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enrico-caruso-survives-the-san-francisco-earthquake

Old West
1906 : San Francisco earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/san-francisco-earthquake

Presidential
1961 : JFK denies U.S. military intervention in Cuba
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-denies-us-military-intervention-in-cuba

Sports
1983 : Benoit wins Boston Marathon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benoit-wins-boston-marathon

Vietnam War
1969 : Nixon says prospects for peace in Vietnam are better
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-says-prospects-for-peace-in-vietnam-are-better

World War I
1915 : Germans shoot down French pilot Roland Garros
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-shoot-down-french-pilot-roland-garros

World War II
1945 : Ernie Pyle killed at Okinawa
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ernie-pyle-killed-at-okinawa

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