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 This day in History - April 18
162 Historic Events for April 18
1977

81st Boston Marathon won by Jerome Drayton of Canada in 2:14:46

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1977

Eddie Murray hits his 1st HR

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1977

Alex Haley, author of "Roots," awarded Pulitzer Prize

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1977

6th Boston Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman of Calif in 2:48:33

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1977

"Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box NYC for 390 perfs

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1978

Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999

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1979

"Real People" premieres on NBC TV

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1979

Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent

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1980

Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK

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1981

Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game

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1982

Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)

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1982

Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act

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1982

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

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1982

Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare

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1983

Rangers 3-Isles 1-Patrick Div Finals-Series tied at 2-2

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1983

Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for "Color Purple"

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1983

KMO-AM in Tacoma Wash changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)

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1983

Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple"

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1983

A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon

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1983

87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Mass in 2:09:00

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1983

12th Boston Women's Marathon won by Joan Benoit Samuelson in 2:22:43

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1984

Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

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1984

Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)

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1985

Flyers 3-Isles 0-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead

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1986

Robert M Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA

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