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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

1861Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War)

1988Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

1874David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

1834Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia

1775Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"

1995Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

1966Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

1942James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

1976Melissa Joan Hart, Sayville NY, actress (Clarissa, Sabrina)

1948"Tiny" Nate Archibald, New York City New York, NBA guard (Cincinnati)

1947James Woods, Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)

1953Rick Moranis, Toronto Ontario, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)

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Notable Weddings on April 18th

2001NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

1951Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

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Notable Deaths on April 18th

2012Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82

1955Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)

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