On this day

Swedish footballer and manager, Stefan Schwarz celebrates his birthday on this day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 18 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Swedish footballer and manager, Stefan Schwarz celebrates his birthday on this day. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 18 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 18 APRIL

2019 | A redacted version of the Mueller Report was released to the United States Congress and the public.

2007 | A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occurred in Baghdad, 198 killed people and injured 251.

1997 | The Red River flood began and soon overwhelmed the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. A fire broke out and spread in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hampered efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings.

1996 | In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians were killed when the Israel Defense Forces shelled the United Nations compound at Qana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.

1983 | A suicide bomber in Lebanon destroyed the United States embassy in Beirut, at least 63 people were killed.

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BIRTHDAYS

1969 | Swedish footballer and manager, Stefan Schwarz. 

1987| Macedonian footballer, Ivan Tričkovski. 

1970 | American drummer and guitarist, Greg Eklund. 

1986 | American soccer player, Maurice Edu. 

1996 | American figure skater, Mariah Bell. 

1982 | Italian footballer, Simone Farina. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2015 | German footballer, Erwin Waldner, 82.

2014 | Australian footballer, Dylan Tombides, 20.

2004 | Fijian politician, second President of Fiji, Kamisese Mara, 84.

1997 | English cartoonist, Edward Barker, 47.

1942 | American heiress, sculptor, and art collector founded the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 67.

SPORTS

1903 | On this day in the FA Cup final, Bury beat Derby County 6-0 at Crystal Palace.

ENTERTAINMENT

2008 | Forgetting Sarah Marshall” film premiered on this day in the United States.

AFRICA FACT

The first African country to transform from a dictatorship to democracy government was Benin after decades of dictators.