On This Day

April 18, 1955 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st "Walk"/"Don't Walk" lighted street signals installed
  • 1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens

Birthdays in History

  • Amschel Rothschild, British banker (executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England), born in Paris (d. 1996)

Deaths in History


Person of interestAlbert Einstein

Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70