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 This day in History - April 18
162 Historic Events for April 18
1986

Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

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1987

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

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1987

Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)

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1987

Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

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1987

Bob Land wins his 6th straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

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1987

An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air

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1988

17th Boston Women's Marathon won by Rosa Mota of Portugal in 2:24:30

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1988

92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43

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1988

Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

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1989

Zimbabwe gains independence

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1990

Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines

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1990

Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home

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1990

Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF

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1991

Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census

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1991

Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike

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1991

John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

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1992

Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)

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1992

Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden

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1992

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

Birth
1993

Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship

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1993

David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

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1993

Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil

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1993

54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo

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1993

"Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs

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1994

"Beauty and the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC

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