History Blog

April 18

Happy Birthday RIP Clarence Darrow(1857–1938) Robert “Bob” Hastings(1925–2014) ; Barbara Hale–93 Hayley Mills–69 James Woods–68 Frederick “Rick” Moranis–62 Eric Roberts–59 Jane Leeves–54 Eric McCormack–52 Conan O’Brien–52 David Tennant(McDonald)–44 Eli Roth–43 Sean Maguire–39 Melissa Joan Hart–39 ; 1906 – a major earthquake struck San Francisco and set off raging fires. More than 3,000 people died ; 1923 – Yankee Stadium, “The House that Ruth Built”, opens ; 1924 – Simon & Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book