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Notable Historical Events for April 18th

1874David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

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

1934Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

1995Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

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

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

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

1977Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

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

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

April 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 18th

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)

1953Rick Moranis, Toronto Ontario, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)

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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

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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