On this day: April 18

POSTED: 01:57 PM PDT Apr 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 17, 2014 

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 - Wayne Gretzky
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1999: Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers plays his final game in the NHL, a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Gretzky ended his career with a final point, assisting on the lone New York goal scored by Brian Leetch. Gretzky, who started out with the Edmonton Oilers, who he lead to four Stanley Cup championships, before playing for the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and the Rangers, retired as the NHL's all-time leading point-scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

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