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What Happened on March 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 The Bardo National Museum in Tunisia is attacked by gunmen. Twenty-three people, almost all tourists, are killed, and at least 50 other people are wounded.
2014 The parliaments of Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty.
1997 The 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 people on board.
1996 A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162 people.
1994 Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending war between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1990 Germans in the German Democratic Republic vote in the first democratic elections in the former communist dictatorship.
1990 In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $500 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
1980 A Vostok-2M rocket at Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 explodes during a fueling operation, killing 48 people.
1971 Peru: A landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.
1970 Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
1969 The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
1968 Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
1967 The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
1966 United Arab Airlines Flight 749 crashes on approach to Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, killing 30 people.
1965 Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
1962 The Évian Accords end the Algerian War of Independence, which had begun in 1954.
1959 The Hawaii Admission Act is signed into law.
1953 An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing at least 1,070 people.
1948 Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of the Tito–Stalin Split.
1944 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts, killing 26 people, causing thousands to flee their homes, and destroying dozens of Allied bombers.
1942 The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
1940 World War II: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
1938 Mexico creates Pemex by expropriating all foreign-owned oil reserves and facilities.
1937 The New London School explosion in New London, Texas, kills 300 people, mostly children.
1937 Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.
1925 The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.
1922 In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he serves only two.
1921 The second Peace of Riga is signed between Poland and the Soviet Union.
1921 The Kronstadt rebellion is suppressed by the Red Army.
1915 World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
1913 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
1902 Macario Sakay issues Presidential Order No. 1 of his Tagalog Republic.
1899 Phoebe, a satellite of Saturn, becomes first to be discovered with photographs, taken in August 1898, by William Henry Pickering.
1874 The Hawaiian Kingdom signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade rights.
1871 Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders the evacuation of Paris.
1865 American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
1848 The premiere of Fry's Leonora in Philadelphia is the first known performance of an grand opera by an American composer.
1848 March Revolution: In Berlin there is a struggle between citizens and military, costing about 300 lives.
1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
1793 The first modern republic in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
1793 Flanders Campaign of the French Revolution, Battle of Neerwinden.
1766 American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
1741 New York governor George Clarke's complex at Fort George is burned in an arson attack, starting the New York Conspiracy of 1741.
1673 English lord John Berkeley sold his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
1644 The Third Anglo-Powhatan War begins in the Colony of Virginia.
1608 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
1571 Valletta is made the capital city of Malta.
1438 Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of the Romans.
1314 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and final Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
1241 First Mongol invasion of Poland: Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
1229 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, declares himself King of Jerusalem in the Sixth Crusade.
1068 An earthquake in the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula leaves up to 20,000 dead.
37 Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor.
Famous People Born on March 18

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Year Name
1863 William Sulzer, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of New York (d. 1941)
1966 Brian Watts, Canadian golfer
1858 Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the Diesel engine (d. 1913)
1964 Alex Caffi, Italian race car driver
1904 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1926)
1974 Laure Savasta, French basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1937 Mark Donohue, American race car driver (d. 1975)
1976 Mike Quackenbush, American wrestler, trainer, and author, founded Chikara wrestling promotion
1944 Dick Smith, Australian publisher and businessman, founded Dick Smith Electronics and Australian Geographic
1984 Simone Padoin, Italian footballer
Famous People Deaths On March 18

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Date Name
2003 Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
2015 Zhao Dayu, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)
1941 Henri Cornet, French cyclist (b. 1884)
1982 Patrick Smith, Irish farmer and politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (b. 1901)
1308 Yuri I of Galicia
1964 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish businessman, 4th President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1870)
1871 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1806)
1675 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)
2014 Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, Nigerian author, playwright, and academic (b. 1951)
1993 Kenneth E. Boulding, English-American economist and activist (b. 1910)