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 - longest baseball game
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1981: In Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the minor-league baseball teams Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings begin what would become the longest professional baseball game ever. The game would be suspended in the 32nd inning at 4 a.m. on April 19 and finally completed on June 23, lasting for 33 innings over eight hours and 25 minutes of playing time.


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