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 - Paul Revere's ride
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1775: The British advancement by sea during the American Revolutionary War begins. The troops advanced from Boston to Cambridge via the Charles River, then by road toward Lexington and Concord while Paul Revere and other riders warned the countryside of the troop movements.


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