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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

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

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

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

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

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

1977Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

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

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

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

1834Charles Darwin sails to Rio Santa Cruz up Patagonia

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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