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    • March 18, 0037 The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.

    • March 18, 0978 "England's King Edward is assassinated at Corfe Castle in Dorset at age 15 in a conspiracy engineered by his stepmother Elfthryth, who wants the crown for her son of 10
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    • March 18, 1167 "Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians"

    • March 18, 1190 Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England

    • March 18, 1229 "Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade."

    • March 18, 1229 German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem

    • March 18, 1241 Krakw is ravaged by Mongols.

    • March 18, 1314 "Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar is burned at the stake."

    • March 18, 1509 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands

    • March 18, 1532 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome

    • March 18, 1541 Hernan de Soto observes first recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

    • March 18, 1543 de Soto observes first recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

    • March 18, 1583 Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty

    • March 18, 1608 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia

    • March 18, 1662 "The first buses, eight-seater vehicles known as ""carrosses a cinq solz"", run in Paris."

    • March 18, 1673 "John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to some Friends (Quakers)."

    • March 18, 1673 Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers

    • March 18, 1745 "Death of Sir Robert Walpole, British Whig statesman and prime minister for a record 21 years"

    • March 18, 1754 Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier

    • March 18, 1766 "After four months of organized American protests, the British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, a taxation measure enacted to raise revenues for a standing British army in America"

    • March 18, 1773 "Oliver Goldsmith' ""She Stoops to Conquer"", premieres in London"

    • March 18, 1793 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France

    • March 18, 1793 "The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann."

    • March 18, 1807 British forces occupy Alexandria but are able to hold it for only 6 months before the Turks force their evacuation


    • March 18, 1810 """Converse"", first US opera, premieres in New York"

    • March 18, 1813 "David Melville, Newport RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas"

    • March 18, 1818 Congress approves first pensions for government service

    • March 18, 1834 "First railroad tunnel in US completed, in Pennsylvania (275 meter long)"

    • March 18, 1834 "In Dorset, England, six labourers, dubbed the Tolpuddle Martyrs, are sentenced to seven years banishment to Australian penal colony for forming a trade union"

    • March 18, 1847 First Dutch public telegram

    • March 18, 1850 American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.

    • March 18, 1858 Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns

    • March 18, 1859 Vera Cruz besieged by Miramón (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform

    • March 18, 1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240

    • March 18, 1865 Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma AL

    • March 18, 1865 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time

    • March 18, 1871 Communards revolt in Paris France

    • March 18, 1871 Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic Adolphe Thiers orders evacuation of Paris.

    • March 18, 1874 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.

    • March 18, 1877 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington DC

    • March 18, 1890 First US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)

    • March 18, 1890 Kaiser Wilhelm forces Bismarck to resign as prime minister

    • March 18, 1891 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone

    • March 18, 1892 Lord Stanley proposes silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)

    • March 18, 1893 "Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best ice hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams."

    • March 18, 1895 200 blacks leave Savannah GA for Liberia

    • March 18, 1899 "Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering"

    • March 18, 1902 Enrico Caruso becomes first well-known performer to make a record

    • March 18, 1906 Traian Vuia flies a self-propelled heavier-than-air aircraft.

    • March 18, 1909 Einar Dessau of Denmark makes first ham broadcast

    • March 18, 1909 "Einar Dessau uses a short-wave radio transmitter, becoming the first radio broadcaster."

    • March 18, 1910 "US magician Harry Houdini completes three controlled flights in a Voisin boxkite biplane at Digger's Rest, Victoria, the first controlled flight in a powered aircraft in Australia. mar181913 - Greece's King George I is assassinated in Salonika"

    • March 18, 1911 North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law

    • March 18, 1913 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.

    • March 18, 1914 Fourteen suffragettes are arrested and fined in Perth for wearing unsheathed hatpins (which they were said to have used as weapons).

    • March 18, 1914 White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China

    • March 18, 1915 Failed British attack in Dardanelles (The plan was supported by Winston Churchill)

    • March 18, 1915 "French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed"

    • March 18, 1915 "Turkey's Canakkale (Trojan) Sea Victory against allied powers(USA, Australia, England, Italy) during First World War"

    • March 18, 1915 World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British & French naval attack on the Dardanelles.

    • March 18, 1918 Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam

    • March 18, 1919 Order of DeMolay is established in Kansas City

    • March 18, 1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar

    • March 18, 1921 "Steamer ""Hong Kong"" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000"

    • March 18, 1921 The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.

    • March 18, 1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K Gandhi to 6 years for disobedience

    • March 18, 1922 "In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years."

    • March 18, 1922 "The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City."

    • March 18, 1925 "The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people."

    • March 18, 1925 "The worst tornado in U.S. history passes through eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injuring some 13,000 people, and causing seventeen million dollars in property damage. Known as the ""Tri-State Tornado"

    • March 18, 1931 Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain

    • March 18, 1931 The first electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)

    • March 18, 1937 Gas explosion in school in New London TX; 296 die

    • March 18, 1937 Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces hand Italian forces a grave defeat at the Battle of Guadalajara.

    • March 18, 1937 "The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children."

    • March 18, 1938 Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.

    • March 18, 1938 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies

    • March 18, 1940 "In the Brenner Pass in the Alps, Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini, leader of Fascist Italy, meet to discuss Italy’s imminent entrance into World War II in an alliance with Germany"

    • March 18, 1940 World War II: Axis Powers - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.

    • March 18, 1942 "2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out"

    • March 18, 1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

    • March 18, 1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod

    • March 18, 1943 "S.S. James Oglethorpe (US) & S.S. Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed & sunk"

    • March 18, 1944 "2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store"

    • March 18, 1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary

    • March 18, 1944 The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.

    • March 18, 1945 "1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin"

    • March 18, 1945 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu

    • March 18, 1945 "World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin."

    • March 18, 1948 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels

    • March 18, 1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

    • March 18, 1949 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ratified

    • March 18, 1952 Communist offensive in Korea

    • March 18, 1952 First plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)

    • March 18, 1953 "An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250."

    • March 18, 1953 "Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die"

    • March 18, 1955 I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan

    • March 18, 1959 "American President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21."

    • March 18, 1960 UK hist Last steam locomotive of British Railways named

    • March 18, 1961 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced

    • March 18, 1962 "Algerian War ends after 7½ years of fighting (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees"

    • March 18, 1962 "The Evian Accords puts an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954."

    • March 18, 1965 Egypt's exiled King Farouk dies in Rome.

    • March 18, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Rolling Stones - The Last Time

    • March 18, 1965 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination

    • March 18, 1965 USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes first spacewalk (20 minutes)

    • March 18, 1966 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia

    • March 18, 1966 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1

    • March 18, 1967 "Beatles' ""Penny Lane"", single goes #1"

    • March 18, 1967 Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off the Isles of Scilly Cornwall UK & spills oil

    • March 18, 1967 Supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.

    • March 18, 1968 Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve

    • March 18, 1968 Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

    • March 18, 1970 "Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees"

    • March 18, 1970 Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

    • March 18, 1970 Mail service paralyzed by first major postal strike

    • March 18, 1971 "200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru"

    • March 18, 1971 "A landslide at Chungar, Peru crashes into Lake Yanahuani killing 200."

    • March 18, 1974 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US

    • March 18, 1974 "Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan."

    • March 18, 1975 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army

    • March 18, 1977 "Clash releases their first recording ""White Riot"""

    • March 18, 1977 "In the Congo, President Marien Ngouabi is assassinated."

    • March 18, 1977 "US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia"

    • March 18, 1977 Vietnam hands over MIA to US

    • March 18, 1978 "250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario CA"

    • March 18, 1978 Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death

    • March 18, 1979 Battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday Iran

    • March 18, 1980 "Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50"

    • March 18, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Roxy Music - Jealous Guy

    • March 18, 1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident

    • March 18, 1982 UK hist Argentinians raised flag in South Georgia

    • March 18, 1985 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC

    • March 18, 1985 UK hist First episode of Neighbours in Australia

    • March 18, 1986 Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money

    • March 18, 1987 Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew)

    • March 18, 1989 "27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth"

    • March 18, 1989 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios

    • March 18, 1989 "In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops."

    • March 18, 1990 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends

    • March 18, 1990 "A Tampa little leaguer, dies, after being struck by a pitch"

    • March 18, 1990 "In a step towards the unification of Germany, the Conservative alliance wins the East German parliamentary elections with 48 per cent of vote."

    • March 18, 1990 "In largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts."

    • March 18, 1991 Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

    • March 18, 1991 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

    • March 18, 1991 "More than 70,000 people mass in the streets of several east German cities demanding an end to economic woes."

    • March 18, 1992 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

    • March 18, 1992 Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion

    • March 18, 1992 Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury

    • March 18, 1993 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record ƒ12.2 billion

    • March 18, 1993 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

    • March 18, 1994 South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police

    • March 18, 1994 Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy

    • March 18, 1995 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada

    • March 18, 1995 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days

    • March 18, 1997 "Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die"

    • March 18, 1997 The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.

    • March 18, 2003 British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.

    • March 18, 2003 "FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company's top executives."

    • March 18, 2003 "US enters war in Iraq. About $1 billion was taken from Iraq's Central Bank by Saddam Hussein and his family, just hours before the United States began bombing Iraq, biggest bank robbery in history. [1]"

    • March 18, 2005 "Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband, fueling a worldwide debate on euthanasia."

    • March 18, 2005 "The first-ever Muslim Friday prayer led by a woman in a mixed-gender congregation is held in New York City, marking a break with a 1426-year Islamic tradition."

    • March 18, 2006 Michael and Michelle Gage were married

    • March 18, 2010 "You knew him as Davy Crocket and later Daniel Boone. 1950's TV legend, Fess Parker, died Mar 18, 2010 at the age of 85. Parker died on the 84th birthday of his wife,"

    • March 18, 3952 "BC - The beginning of Creation, as calculated by the Venerable Bede (673– 735)"







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