This Day in History: April 18

In 1910, The Evening Sun began publication. Many well-known journalists worked for the paper during its 85-year run, including, H. L. Mencken, William Manchester and Gerald W. Johnson. Above is The Evening Sun Curtiss biplane, the first airplane used by a paper to cover the news. (Baltimore Sun file photo, 1920)

1775: Paul Revere began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming.

1942: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle raided Tokyo and other Japanese cities.

1944: The ballet “Fancy Free,” with music by Leonard Bernstein, premiered.

1949: The Irish republic was proclaimed.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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