The British are Coming, The British Are Coming
April 18th, the first Laundromat opened, clean clothes for everyone, we got the Disney Channel, and Katie had Suri
1775 - PAUL REVERE began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning American colonists that the British were coming, the British were coming!
1906 - The GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE struck at 5:13 A.M. It was estimated at 7.9 to 8.3 on the Richter scale and was followed by raging fires that took WEEKS to fully contain. About 700 people died and some 250,000 were left homeless.
1923 - The first game was played at YANKEE STADIUM. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-to-1. BABE RUTH hit the stadium's first home run.
1934 - The FIRST LAUNDROMAT opened, in Fort Worth, Texas.
1955 - Genius ALBERT EINSTEIN died in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 76.
1966 - BILL RUSSELL was named the new coach of the Boston Celtics, making him the FIRST BLACK COACH in NBA history.
1968 - LONDON BRIDGE was sold to an American by the name of Robert McCullough for $1,757,000. It was later disassembled and rebuilt in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
1977 - Author ALEX HALEY was awarded the PULITZER PRIZE for "Roots".
1979 - Actor LEE MARVIN was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend Michelle Triola $104,000 in the outcome of the FIRST PALIMONY LAWSUIT.
1981 - TRAGEDY STRUCK WHEN YES BROKE UP!
1983 - The DISNEY CHANNEL began broadcasting.
1984 - MICHAEL JACKSON underwent scalp surgery to repair the damage done after his hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
1985 - WHAM'S "MAKE IT BIG" LP WAS RELEASED IN CHINA, MAKING IT THE FIRST WESTERN ALBUM RELEASED THERE!
1990 - The Supreme Court ruled that states may make it a CRIME TO POSSESS OR LOOK AT CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, even in one's home.
1994 - ROSEANNE filed for divorce from comedic genius TOM ARNOLD. She wisely withdrew her lawsuit a week later. By 1995, they DID divorce, and she then married Ben Thomas. Then, she broke HIS heart in 2002 when THEY divorced.
1995 - JOE MONTANA retired from professional football.
1998 - DIAMOND RIO became the first band in 14 years inducted into the GRAND OLE OPRY.
2002 - ROBERT BLAKE was arrested for the murder of his wife, BONNY LEE BAKLEY. He was acquitted in March of 2005, but owes Bakley's family $30 MILLION, after being found liable for her death in a civil suit.
2005 - PHYLLIS DILLER fell out of her bed onto her 87-year-old HEAD. She suffered neck fractures and underwent surgery to have pins inserted in her neck.
2006 - KATIE HOLMES gave birth to baby Suri in the same hospital that TOM CRUISE'S anti-depressants nemesis BROOKE SHIELDS gave birth to HER daughter, just a few hours earlier.