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

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula
Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 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

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1541 Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • 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.

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1835 Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 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

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1877 President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 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

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1902 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 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)

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1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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

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1940 Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod

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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

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1945 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1945 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
  • 1948 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
  • 1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

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1948 Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 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
  • 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

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1959 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

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1959 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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
  • 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

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1966 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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1984 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1985 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC

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1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
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

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1989 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 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
  • 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

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1991 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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1991 Phila '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 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

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1992 Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 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 performances
  • 1993 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • 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

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1995 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1995 STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days
  • 1996 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96