18 April 2021: This day in history

1025: Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland

1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II

1775: Paul Revere and William Dawes ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning the “regulars are coming!”

1783: Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day when it began

1906: San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

1954: Egyptian Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power and appoints himself Prime Minister

Source: Onthisday.com

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