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April 18 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 18. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 31 - 48.

  • 1946
    The International Court of Justice holds its inaugural meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1949
    The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
  • 1954
    Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
  • 1955
    Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
  • 1958
    A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound be released from an insane asylum.
  • 1961
    The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.
  • 1961
    CONCP is founded in Casablanca as a united front of African movements opposing Portuguese colonial rule.
  • 1974
    The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore’s dry port.
  • 1980
    The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwean dollar replaces the Rhodesian dollar as the official currency.
  • 1981
    The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.
  • 1983
    A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
  • 1988
    The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
  • 1992
    General Abdul Rashid Dostum revolts against President Mohammad Najibullah of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and allies with Ahmad Shah Massoud to capture Kabul.
  • 1996
    In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.
  • 2007
    The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5–4 decision.
  • 2007
    A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
  • 2013
    A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.
  • 2014
    Sixteen people are killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

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