On This Day

Historical Events on March 18 (Part 2)

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  • 1997 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • 2000 England clinch inaugural Six Nations Rugby Championship with 59-12 thrashing of Italy at Stadio Flaminio, Rome; England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson kicks 7 goals and winger Austin Healey scores 3 tries

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2002 The Ramones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 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.
  • 2003 British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language
  • 2005 Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband

Film release premierFilm Premier

2005 "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" premieres on the Disney Channel, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse

  • 2006 France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference over Ireland, with a 21-16 win over Wales at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; Ireland receives consolation prize of the Triple Crown Trophy
  • 2007 Former England Test cricket batsman, and Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer is found dead one day after his team's defeat to Ireland puts them out of the World Cup in the West Indies; cause of death remains suspicious
  • 2011 MESSENGER spacecraft enters Mercury's orbit
  • 2012 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • 2012 Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
  • 2013 Explosions kill 25 people at a bus park in Kano, Nigeria
  • 2013 A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 2013 98 people are killed and 248 are injured across Iraq from a series of bombings and shootings

AgreementContract of Interest

2014 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

  • 2014 Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • 2014 Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession
  • 2014 US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 Vladimir Putin is elected to a new six-year term as Russian President with 76% of the vote, his fourth term

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2018 First fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car hitting a pedestrain in Tempe, Arizona
  • 2018 Bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings
  • 2018 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize Kurdish held northern Syrian town of Afrin
  • 2018 Serial bomber suspected after fourth bomb goes off in Austin, Texas, injuring two, total bombing death toll, 2 dead, 5 injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 US Senator Amy Klobuchar calls on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary in wake in data mining scandal with Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2018 African American Stephon Clark shot 20 times by police in his Grandmother's backyard in Sacramento, California during vandalism investigation
  • 2019 Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi makes national radio address to the nation after Cyclone Idai, saying more than 1,000 people feared dead with 100,000 at risk
  • 2019 “Historic to catastrophic flooding" faced by Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota according to US National Weather Service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 UK Speaker of the House John Bercow rules a third vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is not possible without new changes

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2019 Suspected terrorist attack by shooter aboard a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands kills 3 and injures 5
  • 2019 Italian charity chip Mare Jonio rescues 50 migrants off the coast of Libya
  • 2019 Champion racing pigeon Armando "the Lewis Hamilton of pigeons" sells for a record $1.42 million in Belgium
  • 2019 40-year old Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki overtakes Wilt Chamberlain to go 6th with 31,424 points on the NBA scorers' list; Mavs suffer 129-125 OT loss to New Orleans Pelicans