1 day ago · — Anton Chekhov, Russian author and playwright (15 July [O.S. 2 July] 1904), to his wife, Olga "Thy will be done." — Lew Wallace, American lawyer, politician, Union general and author (15 February 1905) "Our trade falls heavily upon these feeble folk." — Maurice Barrymore, British stage actor (25 March 1905), quoting his play Nadjezda
3 days ago · The following is a list of notable deaths in April 2018. Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference. April 2018
January 1 – Eurois established.January 2 – A snowstorm leaves 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 21 inches (533.4 mm) in Chicago, Illinois, killing 68.January 4 – Gunmen open fire on Shia Muslims worshiping in a mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 16 and injuring 25.January 6 – Dennis Hastert becomes Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.February 2 – Hugo Chávez becomes President of Venezuela.February 4 – Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallois shot dead by NYC police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.February 7 – King Hussein of Jordan dies from cancer, and his son Abdullah IIinherits the throne.February 10 – Avalanches in the French Alps near Genevakill at least 10.March 1 – One of 4 bombs detonated in Lusaka, Zambia, destroys the Angolan Embassy.March 1 – Rwandan Hutu rebels kill and dismember 8 foreign tourists at the Buhoma homestead, Uganda.March 1 – The Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Minescomes into force.March 2 – The brand new Mandalay Bay hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas.April 1 – Nunavut, an Inuit homeland, is created from the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories to become Canada's third territory.April 5 – Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands. The United Nations suspends sanctions again...April 5 – In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of Matthew...April 7 – Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Serbian forces to prevent ethnic Albaniansfrom leaving.May 1 – Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation(BSEC).May 1 – SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut on Nickelodeon (TV Channel) on this day with its first episode is Help Wanted/Reef Blower/Tea at the Treedome.May 2 – Norman J. Sirnic and Karen Sirnic are murdered by serial killer Angel Maturino Resendiz in Weimar, Texas.May 3 – 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado slams into Moore, Oklahoma, killing 38 people (the strongest tornado ever recorded in world history).June 1 – Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts.June 1 - American Airlines Flight 1420 overruns the runway in Little Rock, Arkansaskilling 11 people.June 2 – After decades of fighting off outside technological influences like television, the King of Bhutan allows television transmissions to commence in the Kingdom for the first time, coinciding...June 5 – The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria.1 July – The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Sco...July 2 – Benjamin Nathaniel Smithbegins a 3-day killing spree targeting racial and ethnic minorities in Illinois and Indiana.July 5 – U.S. Army Pfc. Barry Winchell is bludgeoned in his sleep at Fort Campbell, Kentuckyby fellow soldiers; he dies the next day from his injuries.July 7 – In Rome, Hicham El Guerroujruns the fastest mile ever recorded, at 3:43.13.August 7 – Hundreds of Chechen guerrillas invade the Russian republic of Dagestan, triggering a short war.August 8 – The first Callatis Festival, the largest music & culture festival in Romania, is held.August 9 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.August 10 – Buford O. Furrow, Jr. wounds 5 and kills 1 during the August 1999 Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting.September 7 – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Athens, killing 143 and injuring more than 2,000.September 8 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombingsoccurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails.September 9 – Sega releases the Dreamcast.October – NASA loses one of its probes, the Mars Climate Orbiter.October 1 – Pudong International Airport opens in Shanghai, China, taking over all international flights to Hongqiao.October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.October 10 – Elections are held in Portugal.