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18 Apr 1475: The future Edward V, age 5, uncrowned monarch, prince in the 'Tower', knighted (NPG)

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18 Apr 1351: John Wyclif, theologian, John Bale's 'morning star' ordained deacon

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Passionflower, Nicolas Robert, b. #otd 18 Apr 1614 (British Museum)

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18 Apr 1620: Winston Churchill, future cavalier officer, baptised #otd

Ancestor of a 20thC Prime Minister.

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18 Apr 1521: Martin Luther's second appearance at the Diet of Worms defending his views (BM)

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18 Apr 1638: John Lilburne (future leveller) pilloried in , or as he said himself: 'tied to a cart's arse' (BM)

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18 Apr 1587: John Foxe, martyrologist, d. at his house in Grub St #London #otd A key shaper of #English #Protestant identity

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18 Apr 1622: Oliver St John, Viscount Grandison is recalled as Lord Deputy of #Ireland #otd paving the way for the 7 year viceroyalty of Henry Cary Viscount Falkland (Lydiard House/NPG)

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Milk thistle, tulip and red basil.
Nicolas Robert, b. #otd 18 Apr 1614 - 25 Mar 1685

(Albertina, Vienna)

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English electrical engineer and physicist John Ambrose Fleming died in 1945.

He is best known for his invention of the vacuum tube diode, which he patented in 1904. The vacuum tube diode, also known as the Fleming valve, was the first practical vacuum tube and allowed for the detection & amplification of electrical signals. It was a crucial component in early radio receivers and telecommunications systems, laying the foundation for the development of modern electronics.

United States Patent 803,684; first sheet. Illustrations of the 'Fleming Valve', the first useful vacuum tube. John Ambrose Fleming, inventor. United States Patent Office (John Ambrose Fleming, inventor). - United States Patent Office.

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Thomas Henry Kendall, who was born in 1839, was an Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment.

Despite facing personal and financial challenges throughout his life, Kendall managed to publish several volumes of poetry. His first collection, "Poems and Songs," followed by "Leaves from Australian Forests" and "Songs from the Mountains".

Books by Henry Kendall at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/489

Cover of The Poems of Henry Kendall by Henry Kendall

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Spanish realist author, diplomat, and politician Juan Valera y Alcalá-Galiano died in 1905.

Valera was a prolific author who wrote novels, essays, plays, & criticism. He was deeply influenced by Spanish Golden Age literature and European Romanticism. His writing style is characterized by its elegance, psychological insight, and attention to detail. One of his most famous novels is "Pepita Jiménez," published in 1874.

Books by Juan Valera at PG:
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Cover of Pepita Jiménez by Juan Valera

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Portuguese poet, philosopher, and writer Antero de Quental was born in 1842.

Some of Quental's notable works include "Sonetos Completos" (Complete Sonnets), "Prosas Dispersas" (Scattered Prose), and "Odes Modernas" (Modern Odes). His poetry is characterized by its introspective and philosophical nature, often delving into the complexities of the human psyche and society.

Books by Antero de Quental at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/34296

Cover of Os sonetos completos de Anthero de Quental by Antero de Quental

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Turkey, probably 1670s
By Nicolas Robert, b. 18 Apr 1614, d. 25 Mar 1685.

(British Museum)

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18 Apr 1534: All citizens of are ordered to swear to the Act of Sucession, recognising Anne Boleyn & her offspring with Henry VIII as legitimate

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18 Apr 1589: Francis Drake leaves with 100 ships to attack fleets & invade

As you do...

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Shells
By Nicolas Robert
b. 18 Apr 1614

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1335 died Luther of Brunswick, the 18th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. He was buried in Königsberg Cathedral, his grave is now decorated by this wooden figure. @medievodons Pic.: Wikipedia Commons

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, 18 Apr 1905, Baroness Bertha von Suttner becomes the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism.

As well as writing an influential novel, Lay Down Your Arms (1889), she founded the German Peace Society in 1892. In 1907 she was the only woman to attend the Second Hague Peace Convention, and warned that Europe was heading for war once again.

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Happy Birthday Lucky Lehrer, drummer for Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Bad Religion, Darby Crash Band and Wasted Youth, born on this day in 1958, New York City

Photo by Alison Braun

#punk #punks #punkrock #drummer #punkdrummer #luckylehrer #history #punkrockhistory #otd

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47 years ago today
The Misfits play their first show ever at CBGB, April 18, 1977, New York City.

#punk #punks #punkrock #hardcorepunk #horrorpunk #misfits #cbgb #history #punkrockhistory #otd

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17 Apr 1678: Date of the last published work of Andrew Marvell & MP The anonymously published 'Remarks upon a Late Disingenuous Discourse' defended Robert Boyle's views of God's prescience (Weiss)

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17 Apr 1655: John Milton's salary is reduced in a round of austerities imposed on officials of the Republic

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17 Apr 1654: St John Lloyd of is sent home to from He ministered on the Glamorgan-Monmouthshire border area. Executed with St Phlip Evans at in July 1679 (eebo/Therese Wynn-Davies)

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17 Apr 1657: the Dominicans take possession of a recently purchased monastery at Bornhelm near Philip Howard, future cardinal, becomes first prior of the community there on 15 Dec (NPG)

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