On this day: April 18

Published On: Apr 16 2013 03:57:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2016 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 - Edgar Wright
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1974: Film director Edgar Wright, known for movies such as "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," is born in Poole, Dorset, England.

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