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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

1946Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

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

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

1991John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

1942James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

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

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

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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

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

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

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

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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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