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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

1983Pulitzer Prize awarded to Alice Walker for "The Color Purple"

1942James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

1993David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

1934Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

1865Confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to General William T. Sherman in North Carolina

1908Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1881Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

1874David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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

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)

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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

1956Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

April 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 18th

1955Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)

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

April 18th Deaths
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