On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 2020

Historical Events

  • Canada's worst modern mass shooting as a gunman kills 18 people, including a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, across Nova Scotia
  • French flagship aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle reports over 1,000 cases of COVID-19, prompting an investigation

Famous Deaths

  • Fran├žois Lafortune Jr., Belgian shooter (competed at 7 Olympic Games 1952-1976, 50m Rifle, Prone Position), dies from Parkinson's disease at 87
  • Takuo Aoyagi, Japanese engineer who invented the pulse oximeter, dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About April 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries