On this day: April 18

POSTED: 01:57 PM PDT Apr 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 17, 2016 

Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

OTD April 18 - Roger Ebert
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1967: Film critic Roger Ebert publishes his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times, reviewing the French crime drama "Galia." He would go on to a career that saw him become the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He worked for the Sun-Times until his April 4, 2013, death after a recurrence of cancer. He also, along with Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing by hosting the PBS show "Sneak Previews" from 1975 through 1982, followed by several variously named "At the Movies" programs.


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