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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

1987Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

1999Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

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

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

1958A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

1942James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

1834Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia

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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 18th

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

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

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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

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