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TODAY IN HISTORY - 18 APRIL


>> International Day For Monuments and Sites


• 1506 – Construction of the current St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, to replace the old basilica built in the 4th century, began.


• 1689 – Provincial militia and citizens gathered in Boston, and arrested officials of the Dominion of New England.

• 1847 – Mexican–American War: Winfield Scott's United States troops out-flanked and drove Santa Anna's larger Mexican army from a strong defensive position in the Battle of Cerro Gordo.

• 1938 – Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made his debut in Action Comics #1, the first true superhero comic book.

• 1955 – Death Day Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic (Birth 1879)





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