Historical Events on 18th March

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37 - Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor
417 - St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
731 - St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1123 - 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
1167 - Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1184 - Battle of Ichi-no-Tani near Kobe, Japan
1190 - Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmunds, England
1229 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II crowns himself King of Jerusalem
1241 - Kraków is ravaged by Mongols.
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.
1438 - Albrecht II of Habsburg becomes king of Germany
1509 - Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 - English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de SotoSpanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto 1541 - Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1582 - Prince William of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
1583 - Dutch States General & Anjou sign treaty
1608 - Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
1673 - Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1754 - Duke of Newcastle becomes British premier
1773 - Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
1781 - Charles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92
1793 - 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
1793 - The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
1810 - "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
1813 - David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
1834 - Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1835 - Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass
1847 - 1st Dutch public telegram
1850 - Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
1858 - Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
1859 - Vera Cruz besieged by Miramon (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform
1864 - Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
1865 - Battle of Wilson's raid to Selma, AL
1865 - Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1870 - 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland California)
1871 - Communards revolt in Paris
1874 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
1875 - 36th Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard Pathfinder wins
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 1877 - President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC
1881 - Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (Madison Square Garden)
1882 - Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
1890 - 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
1891 - Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1892 - Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
1895 - 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
1899 - Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by William Pickering
1900 - Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
1900 - Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
1902 - Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg 1902 - Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna
1902 - Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
1903 - Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
1904 - First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1909 - Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria
1910 - 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
1910 - 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
1913 - King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
1914 - White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
1915 - Failed British attack in Dardanelles
1915 - French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
1918 - Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
1918 - Socialist Youth AJC organizes in Amsterdam
1919 - Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
1920 - Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
1921 - 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
1921 - Steamer "Hong Koh" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
1921 - 80th Grand National: Fred Rees aboard Shaun Spadah wins
1922 - 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1922 - British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1922 - WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
1922 - The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
1925 - (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689
1929 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
1930 - Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
1931 - 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
1931 - Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
1932 - 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey aboard Forbra wins
1933 - Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
1933 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1933 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1937 - Gas explosion in school in New London, Texas: 294 die
1937 - The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
1938 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1938 - NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1938 - Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1940 - Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
1942 - Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
1942 - 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1943 - James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
1943 - Red Army evacuates Belgorod
1943 - Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance
1944 - Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1944 - 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store
1945 - 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals
1945 - US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard 1948 - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948 - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1948 - Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.
1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1949 - WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
1950 - CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
1951 - Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1952 - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)
1953 - 15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68
1953 - Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1953 - Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1953 - KGNC (now KAMR) TV channel 4 in Amarillo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1953 - NL approves Boston Braves move to Milwaukee (1st shift since 1903)
1955 - I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1957 - WTWV (now WTVA) TV channel 9 in Tupelo-Columbus, MS (NBC) begins
1958 - Dodgers announces mascot/clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958
1959 - Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1959 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1960 - 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
1961 - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1961 - 6th Eurovision Song Contest: Jean-Claude Pascal for Luxembourg wins "Nous les amoureux" in Cannes
1962 - Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
1962 - 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1963 - "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
1963 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
1963 - WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
1965 - Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
1965 - USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
1965 - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
1966 - "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
1966 - General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 - Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1967 - Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
1967 - Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock off Cornwall & spills oil
1968 - Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto2nd President of Indonesia Suharto 1968 - WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances
1970 - Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1970 - Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
1970 - NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
1970 - Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
1971 - 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1972 - AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48
1972 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1972 - Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
1972 - Memphis' Larry Miller sets ABA record of 67 pts in a game
1972 - Ulster Vanguard hold a rally of 60,000 people in Belfast; William Craig tells the crowd: "if and when the politicians fail us, it may be our job to liquidate the enemy"
1973 - "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
1973 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1974 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1975 - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1977 - The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"
1977 - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia
1977 - Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1978 - 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, Calif
1978 - Former Pakistani premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1979 - "On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 perfs
1979 - Battles between Kurds & Iranians break in Sananday, Iran
1979 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1980 - Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
1981 - Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
1982 - Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson 1984 - Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1985 - Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC
1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle
1986 - Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
1986 - US Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money
1987 - Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica & Matthew)
1987 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 - 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
1989 - California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
1989 - Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game
1989 - In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.
1990 - Largest ever art robbery at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. 13 works valued over $500 million are stolen
NHL Star Dino CiccarelliNHL Star Dino Ciccarelli 1990 - 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
1990 - 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
1990 - A Tampa little leaguer dies after being struck by a pitch
1990 - Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
1991 - Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round
1991 - Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey
1991 - Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
1992 - "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 38 perf
1992 - Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 - Leona Helmsley sentence to 4 years for tax evasion
1992 - Zimbabwe beat England by 9 runs in World Cup at Albury
1993 - "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs
1993 - Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
Singer Donna SummerSinger Donna Summer 1993 - Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
1994 - South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
1994 - Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
1994 - Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
1995 - Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
1995 - STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
1996 - 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96

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