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March 18th, 2037 (March 18 2037)EventThe Roman Senate annuls Tiberius will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
March 18th, 2005 (March 18 2005)EventTerri Schiavo s feeding tube is removed at the request of her husband.
March 18th, 2003 (March 18 2003)EventThe Iraq War begins.
March 18th, 2003 (March 18 2003)EventFBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company s top executives.
March 18th, 2003 (March 18 2003)EventBritish Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
March 18th, 1997 (March 18 1997)EventThe tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.
March 18th, 1996 (March 18 1996)EventA nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
March 18th, 1990 (March 18 1990)EventIn the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
March 18th, 1989 (March 18 1989)EventIn Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.
March 18th, 1980 (March 18 1980)EventAt Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation.
March 18th, 1974 (March 18 1974)EventOil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
March 18th, 1971 (March 18 1971)EventA landslide at Chungar, Peru crashes into Lake Yanahuani killing 200.
March 18th, 1970 (March 18 1970)EventLon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
March 18th, 1968 (March 18 1968)EventGold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
March 18th, 1967 (March 18 1967)EventThe Supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
March 18th, 1965 (March 18 1965)EventCosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
March 18th, 1962 (March 18 1962)EventThe Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
March 18th, 1959 (March 18 1959)EventPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
March 18th, 1953 (March 18 1953)EventAn earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
March 18th, 1948 (March 18 1948)EventSoviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.
March 18th, 1946 (March 18 1946)EventDiplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
March 18th, 1945 (March 18 1945)EventWorld War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
March 18th, 1944 (March 18 1944)EventThe eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
March 18th, 1940 (March 18 1940)EventWorld War II: Axis PowersAdolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.Benito Mussolini Quotes
March 18th, 1938 (March 18 1938)EventMexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
March 18th, 1937 (March 18 1937)EventThe New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
March 18th, 1937 (March 18 1937)EventSpanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.
March 18th, 1937 (March 18 1937)EventThe human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
March 18th, 1925 (March 18 1925)EventThe Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.
March 18th, 1922 (March 18 1922)EventIn India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
March 18th, 1922 (March 18 1922)EventThe first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
March 18th, 1921 (March 18 1921)EventThe second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
March 18th, 1915 (March 18 1915)EventWorld War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
March 18th, 1913 (March 18 1913)EventKing George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
March 18th, 1909 (March 18 1909)EventEinar Dessau uses a short-wave radio transmitter, becoming the first radio broadcaster.
March 18th, 1906 (March 18 1906)EventTraian Vuia flies a self-propelled heavier-than-air aircraft.
March 18th, 1893 (March 18 1893)EventFormer Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.
March 18th, 1874 (March 18 1874)EventHawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
March 18th, 1871 (March 18 1871)EventDeclaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
March 18th, 1865 (March 18 1865)EventAmerican Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourns for the last time.
March 18th, 1850 (March 18 1850)EventAmerican Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.O. Henry Quotes
March 18th, 1834 (March 18 1834)EventSix farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
March 18th, 1793 (March 18 1793)EventThe first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
March 18th, 1781 (March 18 1781)EventCharles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92
March 18th, 1766 (March 18 1766)EventAmerican Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, which had been very unpopular in the British colonies.
March 18th, 1673 (March 18 1673)EventJohn Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
March 18th, 1608 (March 18 1608)EventSusenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
March 18th, 1438 (March 18 1438)EventAlbert II of Habsburg becomes King of Germany.
March 18th, 1325 (March 18 1325)EventAccording to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
March 18th, 1314 (March 18 1314)EventJacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.Jacques de Molay Quotes
March 18th, 1241 (March 18 1241)EventKrakow is ravaged by Mongols.
March 18th, 1229 (March 18 1229)EventFrederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.

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