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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

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

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

1834Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia

1977Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

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

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

1874David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

1988Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

April 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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

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)

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

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

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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