Today in History: April 18th


These are some of the historical events that happened on April 18th around the world.

In 1906 Earthquake shook town in U.S.A :

An earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, shook the town of San Francisco, California and Thirty thousand homes were either partially or wholly destroyed and an estimated 3,000 are reported dead. The earthquake set off a series of fires which swept through the city.

In 1960 UK Bomb March banned:
Tens of thousands of people joined the Aldermaston "ban the bomb" March organized by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) that ended with a rally in Trafalgar Square with an estimated 60,000 – 100,000 present.

In 1983 Lebanon Car Bombs US Embassy:

A car bomb is used as a terrorist weapon successfully in an attack on the U.S. embassy complex in Beirut, Lebanon killing 12 people. The terrorist a member of Islamic Jihad drove at high speed up the main drive of the consulate in a truck containing 500 kg of high explosive exploding in front of the U.S. embassy.

In 1974 U.S.A. faces possible Recession:

The secretary of the United Nations warns the world could be heading for a recession caused by the underlying increase of the price of oil causing trade deficits in the western world.

In 2011 Toyota Restarts Production in Japan:

Japanese car maker Toyota officially restarted production in all of its Japanese plants for the first time since a massive earthquake ravaged the country in March of 2011. The plants were only set to produce at half the normal level of production and representatives stated the company was unsure when it would be capable of producing at a full capacity. The company had experienced a production loss of 260,000 cars since the March 11 earthquake.