11 Things That Happened On This Day In History - 18th April

London Bridge

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1881 - The Natural History Museum opens in London

2. 1906 - The Great San Francisco Earthquake strikes, destroying over 4 sq mi. and killsover 500 people

3. 1923 - The first baseball game is played at Yankee Stadium in New York City, with the Yankees beating the Boston Red Sox 4-1

4. 1934 - Some $5000 out of the $50,000 paid from the ransom in the Lindbergh kidnapping is recovered, and a man is held in custody with ongoing investigations by US Federal authorities

5. 1937 - Leon Trotsky calls for the overthrow of Soviet leader Josef Stalin

6. 1955 - Eminent scientist Dr Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, dies in hospital aged 76

7. 1956 - The British Chancellor Harold Macmillan unveils plans for a new state saving scheme offering cash prizes instead of interest

8. 1956 - Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco

9. 1960 - At least 60,000 demonstrators gather in Trafalgar Square to mark the end of the Aldermaston to London 'ban the bomb' march

10. 1968 - London Bridge is sold to an American. It was rebuilt in Arizona

11. 2003 - Etta James received a star (#2,223) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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