April 18, 2014
Today is 108th day of the year
258 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1480 - "Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara"
  • 1922 - "Barbara Hale, American actress"
  • 1929 - "Peter Jeffrey, Actor"
  • 1946 - "Hayley Mills, British actress"
  • 1953 - "Ruby Wax, Comedienne"
  • 1958 - "Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer"
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events today

  • 1689 - Judge Jeffreys (of the 'booody assizes') was put to death in the Tower Of London
  • 1775 - "The American War of Independence, against the British, began"
  • 1881 - The Natural History Museum in London was opened
  • 1906 - "An earthquake, follwed by fire, destroyed most of San Francisco"
  • 1949 - The Republic of Ireland was created
  • 1955 - "Albert Einstein, the world famous physicist, died"
  • 1968 - "An oil tycoon bought the old London Bridge, and shipped it stone by stone to the USA"
  • 1983 - The government agreed to phase out the lead additives in petrol
  • 1986 - The 'Pass Laws' in South Africa were abolished
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