1518        Apr 18, Bona Sforza (1494-1558) was crowned Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania in Wawel Cathedral, Krakow. The Italian niece of Bianca Maria Sforza, who in 1493 married Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, became the 3rd consort of Lithuania’s Grand Duke Sigismund the Old (1467-1548).

1956        Apr 18, Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A church wedding took place the next day.

1983        Apr 18onths pregnant when she vanished on Christmas Eve. Genetic testing proved that two bodies found Apr 13-14 near the SF Bay Berkeley Marina were Laci Peterson and her baby were killed. Five young men were detained and charged with murder; they allegedly said they killed to protect Islam.

Apr 18, Two airline employees came to the aid of a woman that was being raped at Denver Int’l. Airport. Noel Bertrand (26) was later charged with sexual assault.

Apr 18, In North Carolina Crystal Mangum (32) was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder and two counts of larceny. She has been in jail since April 3, when police charged her with assault in the stabbing of her boyfriend Reginald Daye (46). He died after nearly two weeks at a hospital. Mangum had falsely accused white lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 party for which she was hired to perform as a stripper.

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