This Day In History: 0000-04-18
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: APRIL 18
Paul Revere, a renowned silversmith, is better remembered as a folk hero of the American Revolution who this night in 1775 made a dramatic ride on horseback to warn Boston area residents of an imminent British attack.
American television personality and businessman Dick Clark, who was the longtime host of American Bandstand (1957–87), died in California.
Canadian ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky, considered one of the game’s greatest players, skated in his last NHL game.
Zimbabwe achieved its independence from the United Kingdom.
American defense lawyer, public speaker, debater, and writer Clarence Darrow—among whose high-profile court appearances was the Scopes Trial, in which he defended a Tennessee high-school teacher who had broken a state law by presenting the Darwinian theory of evolution—was born.