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Chuck's History lesson: April 18

(WTVM) - All of the events below occurred on April 18 throughout history.

1775: Paul Revere and other riders warn colonists that British troops are approaching Boston by sea.

1831: University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa opens its doors to students.

1906: Estimated 3,000 people are killed when 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco, California.

1923: Crowd of 74,000 is on hand for opening of newly built Yankee Stadium in New York City.

1955: Physicist and engineer Albert Einstein, 76, dies in Princeton, New Jersey.

1963: Talk show host and comedian Conan O'Brien is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1981: Pawtucket and Rochester square off in longest game in baseball history. Pawtucket scores winning run in 33rd inning.

2012: Radio and television personality Dick Clark dies in Santa Monica, California at age 82.

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