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On this day: April 18

Published On: Apr 16 2013 03:57:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

OTD April 18 - Eli Roth
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1972: Film director Eli Roth, best known for directing the movies "Cabin Fever," "Hostel" and "Hostel: Part II ," as well as for his role as Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," is born in Newton, Mass.

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