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 - Superman
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1938: "Action Comics #1" is published, featuring the first appearance of Superman. The June cover-dated issue was published by National Allied Publications, a corporate predecessor of DC Comics, and is considered the first true superhero comic. The superhero was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. While the cover price for the first issue of the anthology series was 10 cents, it has become the most valuable comic book of all time, with one copy selling at auction for $2.16 million in 2011.


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