Historical Events for 18th April 2019

1874 – David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey
1906 – Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
1936 – Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from San Francisco to Honolulu
1949 – Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1968 – 1st ABA basketball championship began
1977 – 81st Boston Marathon: Canadian Jerome Drayton wins men’s race in 2:14:46; American Miki Gorman takes her 2nd women’s event in 2:48:33
1981 – Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)
1990 – Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one’s home
2005 – 109th Boston Marathon: Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia claims men’s section in 2:11:44; Catherine Ndereba of Kenya wins back-to-back races and 4th overall women’s title in 2:25:12
2007 – The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision

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