Today in history: April 18In 1775, Paul Revere began his...

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April 18, 1996

Today in history: April 18

In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

In 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires.

In 1945, famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, was killed by Japanese gunfire on a Pacific island off Okinawa.

In 1956, actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in a civil ceremony.

In 1983, 62 people, including 17 Americans, were killed at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, by a suicide bomber.

ONE YEAR AGO: Quarterback Joe Montana retired from professional football.

Pub Date: 4/18/96

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