On this day: April 18

Posted: 4:57 PM EDT Apr 16, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 18, 2016

Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.

OTD April 18 - Dick Clark
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2012: Dick Clark, best known for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, "American Bandstand," from 1957 to 1987, dies of a heart attack at age 82 in Santa Monica, California. Clark also was well known for hosting the game show "Pyramid" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

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