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 - Avro Canada
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San Diego Air & Space Museum

1950: The first U.S. jet passenger international trip takes place from Malton Airport in Toronto, Canada, to the International Airport in New York City. The Avro Canada jetliner carried a crew of three, with three passengers, and 15,000 airmail letters. The 359-mile flight took one hour, powered by four Rolls-Royce Derwent jet engines.


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