On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1906

Historical Events

  • Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

Historic CommunicationSan Francisco Earthquake of 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

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Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street
Arnold Genthe's famous photograph, looking toward the fire on Sacramento Street
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  • The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement

Famous Birthdays

  • Clara Eggink, Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus, dies at 59
1906 Highlights

About April 18, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries