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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

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

1834Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia

1975John Lennon releases "Stand by Me"

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

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

1977Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

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

1934Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

1521Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther

April 18th Historical Events
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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)

April 18th Birthdays
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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

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

1955Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)

April 18th Deaths
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