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On This Day: What happened on 18 April?

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.

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