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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

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

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

1995Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

1934Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

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

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

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

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

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

April 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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)

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

April 18th Birthdays
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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

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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