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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Senior U.S. officials condemn graphic photos depicting their troops posing with the mangled corpses of suspected Afghan suicide bombers on at least two separate occasions months apart. The "Los Angeles Times" defends its publication of the photos after being warned against the move by the U.S. military. //www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/04/2012418143418753265.html (Al Jazeera)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, is sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage by an Iranian court. She is released the following month, after an appeals court reduces and suspends her sentence.
Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi is charged with espionage and imprisoned in Iran until 2017. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8005660.stm (BBC)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Five people die in ethnic clashes in Iran's south-west Khuzestan province.

Friday, April 18, 2003

United States Army troops found over dollars in United States and Iraqi currency in sealed metal boxes in several bricked up cottages on the grounds of the homes of members of the Iraqi elite in Baghdad. Preliminary indications were that the money was real uncirculated bills, and not counterfeit.

Thursday, April 18, 2002

The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.

Friday, April 18, 1997

The Red River of the North breaks through dikes and floodsGrand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, causing US$ 2 billion in damage.

Thursday, April 18, 1991

Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq declares some of its chemical weapons and materials to the UN, as required by Resolution 687, and claims that it does not have a biological weapons program.

Monday, April 18, 1988

The United States Navy retaliates for the USS "Samuel B. Roberts" (FFG-58) mining with Operation Praying Mantis, in a day of strikes against Iranian oil platforms and naval vessels.
The United States Navy retaliates for the USS \'\'Samuel B. Roberts\'\' (FFG-58) mining with Operation Praying Mantis, in a day of strikes against Iranian oil platforms and naval vessels.

Thursday, April 18, 1985

The United Kingdom has its first ever national Glow-worm day.

Monday, April 18, 1983

The April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.

Friday, April 18, 1980

Zimbabwe gains independence from the United KingdomRobert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.

Tuesday, April 18, 1978

The One Love Peace Concert is held at National Heroes Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob Marley unites 2 opposing political leaders at this concert, bringing peace to the civil war-ridden streets of the city.
The U.S. Senate votes 68–32 to turn the Panama Canal over to Panamanian control on December 31, 1999.
Izhar Cohen the Alphabeta win the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 for Israel with their song A-Ba-Ni-Bi.

Sunday, April 18, 1965

Consecration of St Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada.

Tuesday, April 18, 1961

Portugal sends to Angola its first military reinforcement.

Wednesday, April 18, 1956

BritishdiverLionel Crabb dives into Portsmouth harbour to investigate a visiting Soviet cruiser and vanishes.
Maria Desylla-Kapodistria is elected mayor of Corfu and becomes the first female mayor in Greece.

Monday, April 18, 1955

April 24 ndash Asian-African Conference held in Indonesia.

Wednesday, April 18, 1951

The Treaty of Paris (1951) is adopted, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community.

Monday, April 18, 1949

Éire formally becomes the Republic of Ireland.

Sunday, April 18, 1948

The first democratic general election with universal suffrage is held in Italy.

Friday, April 18, 1947

Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.

Wednesday, April 18, 1945

American war correspondentErnie Pyle is killed by Japanese machine gun fire on the island of Ie Shima off Okinawa.

Saturday, April 18, 1942

WWII: Tokyo, Japan, is attacked by the Doolittle Raid, a small force of B-25 Mitchell bomber aircraft commanded by then-Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle.

Friday, April 18, 1941

WWII: Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide as German troops approach Athens.

Tuesday, April 18, 1939

The Soviet Union proposes a peace front to resist aggression.

Monday, April 18, 1938

First appearance of Superman. The date Action Comics #1 was published (June Cover) according to court documents released during the legal battle over the rights to Superman. DC Comics recognizes May 3, 1938 as the publishing date.

Monday, April 18, 1927

The Kuomintang (Nationalist Chinese) set up a government in Nanking, China.

Wednesday, April 18, 1923

Yankee Stadium opens its doors in the Bronx, NY

Sunday, April 18, 1909

Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.

Wednesday, April 18, 1906

San Francisco earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California, USA, killing at least 3,000, with 225,000–300,000 left homeless, and $350 million in damages.

Sunday, April 18, 1880

Tuesday, April 18, 1865

Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his entire cabinet arrive in Charlotte with a contingent of 1,000 soldiers.

Monday, April 18, 1864

Danish-Prussian War (Second War of Schleswig) ndash Battle of Dybbøl: The Prussian army fielding 10,000 men defeats the Danish defending army of 9,200 at Dybbøl Mill, after an artillery bombardment from April 7 to April 18.

Saturday, April 18, 1857

"The Spirits\' Book" ("Le Livre des Esprits"), one of the "Five Fundamental Works of Spiritism", is published by French educator Allan Kardec.

Sunday, April 18, 1852

Taiping Rebellion: Taiping forces begin the siege of Guilin.

Saturday, April 18, 1835

Rail transport in Belgium: a railway is opened between Brussels and Mechelen, the first in continental Europe.

Tuesday, April 18, 1809

The 2,000 Guineas Stakes horse race is first run in England.ref name=CBH

Tuesday, April 18, 1775

American Revolution: Paul Revere and William Dawes, instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren, ride from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Sam Adams that British forces are coming to take them prisoner and to seize colonial weapons and ammunition in Concord.

Sunday, April 18, 1688

Julian calendar) ndash The Germantown Quaker Protest Against Slavery is drafted by four GermantownQuakers.

Thursday, April 8, 1518 (Julianian calendar)

Bona Sforza is crowned as Queen of Poland.

Wednesday, April 8, 1506 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Julius II lays the foundation stone of the new (current) St. Peter's Basilica, replacing the Old Saint Peter's Basilica.

Friday, April 10, 1355 (Julianian calendar)

In Venice, the Council of Ten beheads Doge Marin Falier for conspiring to kill them.

Monday, April 12, 1042 (Julianian calendar)

r April 19 ndash Emperor Michael V of the Byzantine Empire attempts to remain sole Emperor by sending his adoptive mother and co-ruler Zoe of Byzantium to a monastery.

Monday, April 12, 1025 (Julianian calendar)

Constantine VIII succeeds his brother Basil II as Byzantine Emperor.
Bolesław I Chrobry is crowned as the first king of Poland.
Srivijaya, a partly Buddhist kingdom based in Sumatra, is attacked by the Chola Empire of southern India in a dispute over trading rights in South-east Asia. It survives, but declines in importance.
Failure of the North African Zirid dynasty's attempts to retake Sicily.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.50.

Sunday, April 17, 309 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Eusebius succeeds Pope Marcellus I as the 31st pope.
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