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Importance of 18th April in History

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2002
Death of Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer best known for the Kontiki Expedition.
Norway
1998
Death of Terry Sanford, American politician .
United States
1968
London Bridge was sold to American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch, who had it shipped stone by stone to Arizona and re-erected.
Great Britain
1955
Death of Albert Einstein.
Germany
1954
Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
Egypt
1949
Death of Will Hay, British actor, comedian and music hall entertainer
Great Britain
1949
Republic of Ireland established
Ireland
1934
The first launderette opened, in Fort Worth, Texas
United States
1924
The first book of crossword puzzles was published (by Simon & Schuster, New York).
United States
1906
San Francisco Earthquake. More than half the city's population of 400,000 were left homeless
United States
1858
Birth of Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian social reformer, supporter of women’s education.
India
1831
The University of Alabama founded.
United States
1580
Birth of Thomas Middleton, English playwright.
Great Britain
1506
The cornerstone of St Peter's Basilica in Rome was laid.
Italy
1480
Birth of Lucrezia Borgia
Italy
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