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  • Leoben, Austria
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1797

    Napoleon

    Treaty of Leoben

    Leoben, Austria
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1797

    The Austrians were alarmed by the French thrust that reached all the way to Leoben, about 100 km from Vienna, and finally decided to sue for peace. The Treaty of Leoben, followed by the more comprehensive Treaty of Campo Formio, gave France control of most of northern Italy and the Low Countries, and a secret clause promised the Republic of Venice to Austria. Bonaparte marched on Venice and forced its surrender, ending 1,100 years of independence. He also authorized the French to loot treasures such as the Horses of Saint Mark.




  • Croatia
    Friday Apr 18, 1879

    Nikola Tesla

    Father's death

    Croatia
    Friday Apr 18, 1879

    On 17 April 1879, Milutin Tesla died at the age of 60 after contracting an unspecified illness. During that year, Tesla taught a large class of students in his old school in Gospić.




  • Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Friday Apr 18, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Hungarian Front was broken

    Hungary (then Kingdom of Hungary)
    Friday Apr 18, 1919

    By 18 April, the first elements of the Romanian offensive were completed and the Hungarian front was broken.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    To jail without bail

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1936

    The men arrived in New York on April 18, and Luciano was sent to jail without bail.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    Ronald Reagan

    National Duty

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    On April 18, 1942, Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time. Due to his poor eyesight, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas.




  • Greater Tokyo Area, Japan
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    World War II

    Doolittle Raid

    Greater Tokyo Area, Japan
    Saturday Apr 18, 1942

    The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, was an air raid on 18 April 1942 by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other places on Honshu. It was the first air operation to strike the Japanese archipelago. It demonstrated that the Japanese mainland was vulnerable to American air attack, served as retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid caused negligible material damage to Japan, but it had major psychological effects. In the United States, it raised morale. In Japan, it raised doubt about the ability of military leaders to defend the home islands, but the bombing and strafing of civilians also steeled Japanese resolve to gain retribution, and this was exploited for propaganda purposes.




  • Ruhr Area, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1945

    World War II

    Ruhr Pocket

    Ruhr Area, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1945

    By April, the Western Allies crossed the Rhine north and south of the Ruhr, encircling the German Army Group B. The battle of encirclement took place from 1 to 18 April.


  • Japan
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1945

    World War II

    Air raids on Japan

    Japan
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1945

    United States Army Air Forces launched a massive firebombing campaign of strategic cities in Japan in an effort to destroy Japanese war industry and civilian morale.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 18, 1946

    United Nations

    Final meeting of the League of Nations

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday Apr 18, 1946

    The final meeting of the League of Nations took place on 18 April 1946 in Geneva.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1951

    Brexit

    Treaty of Paris

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1951

    The "Inner Six" European countries signed the Treaty of Paris in 1951, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).


  • New Jersey, United States
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    Albert Einstein

    Death

    New Jersey, United States
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    Einstein died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end.


  • Bandung, Indonesia
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    U.S. government prevented Du Bois from attending the 1955 Bandung Conference

    Bandung, Indonesia
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    The U.S. government prevented Du Bois from attending the 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia.


  • Girón, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Delivering arms and equipment to the Girón airstrip

    Girón, Cuba
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1961

    During the night of 18 April, a FAL C-46 delivered arms and equipment to the Girón airstrip occupied by Brigade 2506 ground forces and took off before daybreak on 19 April.


  • Sarawak, Malaysia
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1972

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    Rajang Area Security Command

    Sarawak, Malaysia
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1972

    The Rajang Area Security Command or simply known as RASCOM is a Malaysian security area that covers the area of Rajang River in Sarawak. It was established on 18 April 1972 by the Malaysian government and its main headquarters is located at Sibu.


  • Persian Gulf
    Monday Apr 18, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Praying Mantis

    Persian Gulf
    Monday Apr 18, 1988

    The same day as Iraq's attack on al-Faw peninsula, the United States Navy launched Operation Praying Mantis in retaliation against Iran for damaging a warship with a mine. Iran lost oil platforms, destroyers, and frigates in this battle, which ended only when President Reagan decided that the Iranian navy had been put down enough.


  • Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    A few thousand students gathered at Xinhua Gate, Where They demanded dialogue with the leadership

    Zhongnanhai, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 1989

    On the morning of 18 April, students remained in the Square. Some gathered around the Monument to the People's Heroes singing patriotic songs and listening to impromptu speeches by student organizers, others gathered at the Great Hall. Meanwhile, a few thousand students gathered at Xinhua Gate, the entrance to Zhongnanhai, the seat of the party leadership, where they demanded dialogue with the leadership. Police restrained the students from entering the compound. Students then staged a sit-in.


  • Kosovo
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1990

    Kosovo War

    Responsibility for public security was again assigned to Serbia

    Kosovo
    Wednesday Apr 18, 1990

    In early 1990 Kosovar Albanians held mass demonstrations against the special measures, which were lifted on 18 April 1990 and responsibility for public security was again assigned to Serbia.


  • Park Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Apr 18, 1994

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon Suffered a Severe Stroke

    Park Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Apr 18, 1994

    Nixon suffered a severe stroke on April 18, 1994, while preparing to eat dinner in his Park Ridge, New Jersey home. A blood clot resulting from the atrial fibrillation he had suffered for many years had formed in his upper heart, broken off, and traveled to his brain. He was taken to New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, initially alert but unable to speak or to move his right arm or leg. Damage to the brain caused swelling (cerebral edema), and Nixon slipped into a deep coma.


  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 2001

    Kobe Bryant

    Getting married

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 18, 2001

    Bryant and Laine married on April 18, 2001, at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. The wedding was not attended by Bryant's parents, his two sisters, his longtime advisor, and agent Arn Tellem, or his Laker teammates. Bryant's parents were opposed to the marriage for a number of reasons. Reportedly Bryant's parents had problems with him marrying so young, especially to a woman who was not African-American. This disagreement resulted in an estrangement period of over two years, which ended when the couple's first daughter was born.


  • Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014

    Marco van Basten

    The Manager of AZ Alkmaar

    Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Friday Apr 18, 2014

    AZ Alkmaar announced on 18 April 2014 that Van Basten would replace Dick Advocaat at the start of the 2014–15 season.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

    Xiaomi

    Mi 6 flagship launch

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

    On 19 April, Xiaomi launched Mi 6, its flagship phone at the time.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 18, 2019

    On April 18, 2019, the company became a public company via an initial public offering. After pricing at US$36 per share, the share price increased over 72% on the first day of trading. The company was valued at US$16 billion by the end of its first day of trading. Prior to the IPO, Dropbox invested $5 million in Zoom.


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