This Day In History – April 18

Today in Histroy

1025 Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland
1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II
1775 Paul Revere and William Dawes ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning the “regulars are coming!”
1783 Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day when it began
1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
1954 Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power & becomes Prime Minister of Egypt

Today in Film & TV

2018 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened

Today in Music

1985 Wham become the first western pop act to release an album in China

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