On This Day for 18th March

Historical Events

  • 1123 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
  • 1314 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
  • 1325 According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
  • 1900 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
  • 1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
  • 1940 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
  • 1965 Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
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Did You Know?

Largest art robbery in US history: 13 works of art worth over $500 million are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

On March 18th, 1990

Famous Weddings

  • 1869 US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY
  • 1991 Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
  • 1993 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
  • 1995 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • 2006 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli (38) divorces "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Jennie Garth (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
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