Since it is the birthday of one of Teh SiBlog posters, let's take a look at some interesting information about April 18th:
-International Jugglers Day
-National Columnists Day
-National School Librarian Day
-Zimbabwe – Independence Day.
-1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
-1906 - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, destroys much of San Francisco, California.
-1923 - Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.
-1946 - The League of Nations is dissolved.
-1987 - Mike Schmidt joins the 500 home run club.
-1999 - Hockey player Wayne Gretzky's number (99) is retired league wide in the NHL.
-2005 - Adobe Systems announced an agreement to acquire Macromedia.
-2007 - The US Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision split along partisan lines. (just today!)
-1947 - James Woods, American actor
-1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress
-1955 - Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)