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Notable Historical Events for March 18th

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

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

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

1877President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Wash DC

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

1985Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

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

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

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

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

March 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 18th

1837Grover Cleveland, [Stephen], NJ, 22nd/24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97)

1922Fred Shuttlesworth, Mount Meigs Alabama, American civil rights activist

1869[Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Birmingham, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40)

1970Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)

1782John C. Calhoun, Abbeville South Carolina, Andrew Jackson's VP (1825-32)

1879Cluny MacPherson, St. John's Newfoundland, Canadian doctor (inventor of the gas mask)

March 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 18th

1991Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

1993Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

March 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 18th

2009Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)

1584Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53

March 18th Deaths
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