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It happened on a… April 18

2020

Canada’s worst modern mass shooting as a gunman kills 18 people, including a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, across Nova Scotia.

2017

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score 100 goals in the Champions League with a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 4-2 win over Bayern Munich.

1999

Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the NHL. He retired as the NHL’s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

1995

Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football.

1956

Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco were married. The religious ceremony took place April 19.

1946

Jackie Robinson has four hits, including a three-run homer, as the Montreal Royals beat Jersey 14-1; first black man to play in professional baseball’s all-white leagues.

1938

Superman, the world’s first super hero, appeared in the first issue of Action Comics. The cover date was June 1938.

1923

Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa’s band played the National Anthem.

1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city.

1506

The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II.

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