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April 18: This Day That Year

April 18

- 1835 - William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) becomes PM of UK after Robert Peel resigns out of frustration.

- 1902 - Denmark becomes first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals.

- 1906 - USA: Around 3500 killed due to earthquake and fire, destroying 75% of the San Francisco city.

- 1955 - Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate dies (age 76, born March 14, 1879).

- 1963 - Birthday: Conan O'Brien, American TV host born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

- 1966 - Bill Russell became 1st African America coach (Boston Celtics) in NBA history.

- 1982 - Zimbabwe: Capital Salisbury renamed to Harare.

- 1983 - Lebanon: Suicide bomber kills 63 at US Embassy.

- 1994 - Cricketer Brian Lara scores 375 vs England.

- 1994 - USA: Former President Richard Nixon suffered a stroke & dies after 4 days (born January 9, 1913).

- 1998 - NFL: Peyton Manning from University of Tennessee first pick by Indianapolis Colts.

- 2004 - Spain withdraws troops from Iraq.

- 2007 - Afghanistan: 200+ people killed, 250+ injured in a series of bombings in Baghdad.

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