Special Sub-Topic: April 18th in History
|On April 18, 1775, this man rode from Charlestown to Lexington to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops during the American Revolution. Who was he?|
Paul Revere & Revere. This was the day when Paul Revere and William Dawes warned that 'the British are coming!'
|This natural disaster struck San Francisco at 5:13am on April 18, 1906.|
earthquake & Earthquake. The earthquake was followed by a massive fire from overturned wood stoves and broken gas pipes. The fire blazed for three days resulting in the destruction of over 10,000 acres of property and 4,000 lives lost.
|The League of Nations dissolved on April 18, 1946, three months after this organization began.|
UN & United Nations & The United Nations & U N. In World War II the Allies had referred to themselves as 'the United Nations', but this name had no formal standing at the time.
|This great scientist died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey.|
Einstein & Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1905 for his theory of the Photoelectric Effect.
|This actress married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 18, 1956.|
Grace Kelly & Kelly. Grace Kelly was born November 12, 1929 and has always been held up as a standard of beauty, grace, and style.
|This hockey team won their 4th straight NHL Stanley Cup on April 18, 1959.|
Montreal Canadians. Montreal beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 1 to win the Stanley cup that year. The Canadians have won the most Stanley Cups - with 25.
|On April 18, 1966 this man became the first black coach in NBA history (with the Boston Celtics).|
Bill Russell. Bill Russell won an amazing 11 championships in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics.
|John Lennon released this single on April 18, 1975.|
'Stand By Me'. There is some discrepancy with this answer, some sources claim that 'Stand By Me' was released March 10, 1975. However, 'Instant Karma' was released Feb. 20, 1970, 'Imagine' was released Oct.11, 1971, and 'Jealous Guy' was released Oct.03, 1988. Another version of 'Stand By Me' was later released on April 4, 1977.
|The U.S. Senate approved the transfer of this to Panama on April 18th, 1978.|
Panama Canal. The successful completion of the interoceanic Panama Canal occurred in 1914 by the United States, and the U.S. had total control of the Canal until the controversial handing over to Panama.
|On April 18, 1902 this country was the first to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.|
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