Today in History, English
Today in History, English

45031April 18Death2013 – Ilona Edelsheim-Gyulai, Hungarian-English wife of István Horthy (b. 1918)
45032April 18Death2013 – Cordell Mosson, American bass player (Parliament-Funkadelic) (b. 1952)
45033April 18Death2013 – Steuart Pringle, English general (b. 1928)
45034April 18Death2013 – Vytautas Šapranauskas, Lithuanian actor (b. 1958)
45035April 18Death2013 – Goran Švob, Croatian philosopher and author (b. 1947)
45036April 18Death2013 – Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer (b. 1944)
45037April 18Death2013 – Anne Williams, English activist (b. 1951)
45038April 18Death2014 – Guru Dhanapal, Indian director and producer (b. 1959)
45039April 18Death2014 – Sanford Jay Frank, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1954)
45040April 18Death2014 – Deon Jackson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
45041April 18Death2014 – Eduard Kosolapov, Russian footballer (b. 1976)
45042April 18Death2014 – David McClarty, Northern Irish politician (b. 1951)
45043April 18Death2014 – Brian Priestman, English conductor and academic (b. 1927)
45044April 18Death2014 – Dylan Tombides, Australian footballer (b. 1994)
45045April 18Death2015 – Roger Lobo, Macanese-Hong Kong businessman and politician (b. 1923)
45046April 18Death2015 – Erwin Waldner, German footballer (b. 1933)
45047April 18Holiday and observanceArmy Day (Iran)
45048April 18Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:CorebusEleutherius and AntiaGaldino della SalaMolaise of LeighlinPerfectusPlato of SakkoudionApril 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
45049April 18Holiday and observanceIndependence Day (Zimbabwe), celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom in 1980.
45050April 18Holiday and observanceInternational Day For Monuments and Sites (International)
45051April 18Holiday and observanceInvention Day (Japan)
45052April 19Event65 – The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
45053April 19Event531 – Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by the Persians at Ar-Raqqah (northern Syria).
45054April 19Event797 – Empress Irene organizes a conspiracy against her son, the Byzantine emperor Constantine VI. He is deposed and blinded. Shortly after Constantine dies of his wounds, and Irene proclaims herself basileus.
45055April 19Event1012 – Martyrdom of Ælfheah in Greenwich, England.
45056April 19Event1529 – Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: After the Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism, a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms.
45057April 19Event1539 – Charles V and Protestants signs Treaty of Frankfurt.
45058April 19Event1608 – In Ireland, O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry
45059April 19Event1677 – The French army captures the town of Cambrai held by Spanish troops.
45060April 19Event1713 – With no living male heirs, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 to ensure that Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would be inherited by his daughter, Maria Theresa (not actually born until 1717).

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