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Events and People Who Made History on March 18

1st Century

37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius's will and proclaims Caligula Roman Emperor.

5th Century

417 - St. Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

8th Century

731 - St. Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

12th Century

1123 - 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1167 - Battle of El-Babein, Egypt: Franks under Amalrik vs Syrians
1190 - Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St. Edmonds England

13th Century

1229 - German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem

15th Century

1438 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany

16th Century

1509 - Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
1532 - English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
1541 - Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
1582 - Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
1583 - Dutch States General and Anjou sign treaty

17th Century

1673 - Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers

18th Century

1754 - Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1766 - Britain repeals the Stamp Act
1773 - Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer," premieres in London
1793 - 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France

19th Century

1810 - "Converse," 1st U.S. opera, premieres in New York
1813 - David Melville, Newport, Rhode Island, patents apparatus for making coal gas
1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in U.S. completed, in Pennsylvania (275 m long)
1835 - Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass
1847 - 1st Dutch public telegram
1850 - Henry Wells and 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, Alabama
1865 - Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1870 - 1st U.S. National Wildlife Preserve, Lake Meritt in Oakland California
1871 - Communards revolt in Paris
1877 - President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington D.C.
1881 - Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG)
1890 - 1st U.S. 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, Georgia for Liberia
1899 - Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering

20th Century

1900 - Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms
1902 - Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
1902 - Schonberg's "Verklarte Nacht," premieres in Vienna
1904 - 1st performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
1909 - Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1910 - 1st opera by an U.S. composer (Converse) performed at the Met, New York City
1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
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
1922 - 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
1922 - British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K. Gandhi to 6 years in prison for disobedience
1922 - WBT-AM in Charlotte North Carolina begins radio transmissions
1929 - Dmitri Shostakovich' "The new Babylon," premieres in Leningrad
1930 - Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
1931 - 1st electric shavers go on sale in U.S. from Schick
1931 - Juan Bautista Aznar becomes premier of Spain
1933 - Radio Clube de Mocambique's, 1st radio transmission
1933 - U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1933 - U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1937 - Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die
1938 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1938 - New York 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1938 - President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes U.S. and British oil companies
1940 - Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France and Britain
1942 - 2 black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1942 - Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
1943 - James Oglethorpe (U.S.) and Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed and sinks
1943 - Red Army evacuates Belgorod
1944 - 2,500 women trample guards and floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago, Illinois department store
1944 - Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacks Berlin
1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals
1945 - U.S. Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1948 - France and Great Britain and Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948 - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1949 - NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, treaty ratified
1949 - WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
1950 - "Touch and Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 176 performances
1951 - Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1952 - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
1952 - Communist offensive in Korea
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, Texas (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
1959 - Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 - Algerian War ends after 7 years (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962 - Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of U.S.S.R.
1963 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 - Supreme Court's Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers
1963 - "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 264 performances
1963 - WGSF TV channel 28 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 220 performances
1965 - Rolling Stones fined 5 pounds each for public urination
1965 - U.S.S.R. launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 minutes)
1966 - General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
1966 - "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 3 performances
1966 - Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
1967 - Beatles' "Penny Lane," single goes #1
1967 - Oil tanker Torrey Canyon hits a rock and 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 New York City for 7 performances
1970 - Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970 - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
1970 - Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
1970 - NFL selects Wilson as official football and scoreboard as official time
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
1973 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1973 - "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 296 performances
1974 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1975 - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1977 - Clash releases their 1st recording "White Riot"
1977 - U.S. restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea and Cambodia
1977 - Vietnam hands over MIA to U.S.
1978 - 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario California
1978 - Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
1979 - Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
1979 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1979 - "On the 20th Century" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 460 performances
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
1984 - Chris Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
1985 - Capital Cities Communications Inc. acquires ABC
1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle
1986 - Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld
1986 - Treasury Department announces plans to alter paper money
1987 - Gerber survey find most popular names for newborns (Jessica and Matthew)
1987 - U.S. 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 Capitals record of 7 pts in a game
1989 - Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 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 - Biggest U.S. art robbery, $100's millions at Gardner Museum, Boston
1990 - Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
1991 - Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
1991 - Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round
1991 - Philadelphia '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 New York City 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 - Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in New York City
1993 - "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 556 performances
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 - Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada
1995 - STS-67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16 days
1996 - 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96
1997 - Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die


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