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 - Robert Blake
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2002: "In Cold Blood" and "Baretta" actor Robert Blake and his bodyguard are arrested in connection with the shooting death of Blake's wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, about a year before. In 2005, Blake was tried and acquitted of charges of murder and solicitation of murder, but on Nov. 18, 2005, he was found liable in a California civil court for her wrongful death.


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