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This Day in History for April 18 – Great San Francisco Earthquake and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid (More info)

1775 – Paul Revere rides to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops (More info)

1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake takes place (More info)

1923 – Yankee Stadium, affectionately known as “The House that Ruth Built,” opens (More info)

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco (More info)

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