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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

1874David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

1971Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

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

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

1521Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther

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)

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

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

April 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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

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

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)

April 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 18th

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

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

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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