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1877President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

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

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

37The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.

1984chris johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open

1943Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

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

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

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

1991Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

19422 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

1985Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 18th Historical Events
Date Event
37
The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor. 
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 Edmonds, 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 von 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 
1541
Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River) 
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 English premier 
1773
Oliver Goldsmith' "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. 
1835
Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass 
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. 
1877
President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC 
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 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 
1902
Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna 
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
1st 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 
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 
1922
1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale) 
1922
British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience 
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' "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 
1933
Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission 
1933
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson 
1933
US Mens 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 
1940
Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain 
1942
Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters 
1942
2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out 
1943
James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks 
1943
Red Army evacuates Belgorod 
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 
1945
Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals 
1945
US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu 
1948
France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels 
1948
Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting 
1948
Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split. 
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) 
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, 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 
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 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees 
1962
Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR 
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 
1966
General Suharto forms government in Indonesia 
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
Clash releases their 1st 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
Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death 
1979
"On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 perfs 
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 
1984
chris johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open 
1985
Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC 
1985
Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle 
1986
Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Qld 
1986
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 
1989
Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game 
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 
1991
Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round 
1991
Phila '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 NYC 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
"Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs 
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 
1995
Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement 
1995
STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16½ days 
1996
50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96 
1996
A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162. 
1997
Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die 
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. 
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 
2014
Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks 
2014
Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation 
2014
Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty 
2014
US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington & expels all Syrian diplomats 
2016
North Korea Fires Missile Into Sea, South Korea Says 
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