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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Libyan government announces a ceasefire, amid foreign military preparations after a no-fly zone was imposed yesterday. //edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/18/libya.civil.war/index.html?iref=NS1 (CNN) //english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/2011318124421218583.html (Al Jazeera)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Canada and Japan recognize Kosovo's independence. //www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/03/18/canada-kosovo.html (CBC) //www.mofa.go.jp/announce/announce/2008/3/0318.html (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

Tuesday, March 18, 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.

Saturday, March 18, 2000

2000 Taiwanese presidential election: Chen Shui-bian is elected President of the Republic of China.

Tuesday, March 18, 1997

In Zaire, Etienne Tshiksekedi is appointed prime minister he ejects supporters of Mobutu Sese Seko from his cabinet.
Tara Lipinski, 14, becomes the youngest women's world figure skating chion.
The Comet Hale-Bopp makes its closest approach to Earth.
The tail of a Russian An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey, causing the plane to crash, killing all 50 on board, and resulting in the grounding of all An-24s.
Mercenaries of Sandline International withdraw from Papua New Guinea.

Monday, March 18, 1996

Wednesday, March 18, 1992

Paul Tsongas withdraws from the Democratic Party presidential primaries, virtually assuring a victory for Bill Clinton.
The International Atomic Energy Agency orders Iraq to destroy an industrial complex at Al Atheer that was being used to manufacture nuclear weapons.
Pakistan won Cricket World Cup for very first time beating England and became Cricket Chion.
White South Africans vote in favour of political reforms which will end the apartheid regime and create a power-sharing multi-racial government.
STS-45: Space Shuttle \'\'Atlantis\'\' takes off from Cape Canaveral carrying instruments designed to study global warming.
In French regional elections, the conservative Rally for the Republic and the centre-right Union for French Democracy win in a landslide, capturing 20 of 22 metropolitan regional presidencies.
Dow Corning announces that it will stop manufacturing siliconebreast implants.
STS-45: Space Shuttle "Atlantis" takes off from Cape Canaveral carrying instruments designed to study global warming.

Wednesday, March 18, 1987

Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society’s meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

Tuesday, March 18, 1980

Fifty people are killed at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, when a Vostok-2M rocket explodes on its launch pad during a fueling operation.

Sunday, March 18, 1979

Ten miners die in a methane gas explosion at Golborne Colliery near Wigan, Lancashire.//news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/18/newsid_4226000/4226271.stm BBC “On this Day”

Monday, March 18, 1974

End of Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a 5-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.

Thursday, March 18, 1971

A landslide at Chungar, Peru crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200.

Tuesday, March 18, 1969

Operation Breakfast, the secret bombing of Cambodia, begins.
British paratroopers and Marines land on the island of Anguilla.
A tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, UK, collapses due to ice build-up.

Monday, March 18, 1968

Gold standard: The Congress of the United States repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. currency.

Saturday, March 18, 1967

The supertanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.
The supertanker "Torrey Canyon" runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.

Monday, March 18, 1963

"Gideon v. Wainwright": The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the poor must have lawyers.

Wednesday, March 18, 1959

American President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill allowing for Hawaiian statehood.

Wednesday, March 18, 1953

An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.

Saturday, March 18, 1950

The Belgian government collapses as a referendum votes in favour of the return from exile of King Léopold III.

Thursday, March 18, 1948

Singapore holds its first elections.
Renowned Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini makes his television debut, conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in an all-Wagner program.
Scientists Ralph Alpher and George Gamow publish the Alpher-Bethe-Gamow paper about the big bang.
Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" is played on television in its entirety for the first time, in a concert featuring Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The chorus is conducted by Robert Shaw.
The Round Table Conference in The Hague, Netherlands for the preparation of the decolonization process for Aruba and the other Dutch Colonies. Aruba presents the mandate of the Aruban People for Aruba to become an Independent Country, under the souvereignty of the House of Orange, based on Aruba's first state constitution presented officially since August 1947, and a (4th) Member State of the future Dutch Commonwealth.
Jeju Uprising, Jeju residents revolt on Jeju island, South Korea.
President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan, which authorizes $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

Sunday, March 18, 1945

WWII: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.

Saturday, March 18, 1944

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.

Wednesday, March 18, 1942

President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9102, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which becomes responsible for the internment of Americans of Japanese and, to a lesser extent, German and Italian descent, many of them legal citizens.

Monday, March 18, 1940

WWII: Axis powers: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.

Saturday, March 18, 1939

Romanian War Scare: Virgil Tilea, the Romanian Minister in London, spreads false rumours that Romania is on the verge of a German attack.

Thursday, March 18, 1937

In the worst school disaster in American history in terms of lives lost, the New London School in New London, Texas suffers a catastrophic natural gas explosion, killing in excess of 295 students and teachers.
The Encyclical "Divini Redemptoris" of Pope Pius XI about communism is published.

Wednesday, March 18, 1925

The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest in U.S. history, rages through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people and injuring 2,027. It hits the towns of Murphysboro, Illinois Gorham, Illinois Ellington, Missouri and Griffin, Indiana.

Saturday, March 18, 1922

In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sedition (he serves only 2 years).

Thursday, March 18, 1915

WWI: A British attack on the Dardanelles fails.

Tuesday, March 18, 1913

King George I of Greece is assassinated after 50 years on the throne. He is succeeded by his son Constantine.

Thursday, March 18, 1909

Einar Dessau uses a short-wave radio transmitter, becoming the first radio broadcaster.

Sunday, March 18, 1906

Traian Vuia makes a short flight in a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.

Wednesday, March 18, 1891

Official opening of the London-Paris telephone system.ref name=Pocket On This Day
The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago.
The London-Paris telephone system is opened to the general public.ref name=Pocket On This Day/

Saturday, March 18, 1865

American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourns for the last time.

Monday, March 18, 1793

The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.

Tuesday, March 18, 1766

American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the St Act which is very unpopular in the British colonies. The persuasion of Benjamin Franklin is considered partly responsible. The Declaratory Act asserts the right of Britain to bind the colonies in all other respects.

Saturday, March 18, 1662

3 MayJohn Winthrop the Younger the son of the first governor of Massachustts, has been honoured by being made a fellow of the Royal Society, England's new scientific society. Winthrop has used the election to the society to gain access to the king, who has granted him a new charter uniting the colonies of Connecticut and New Haven.
A short-lived experiment of the first public buses (holding 8 passengers) begins in Paris.

Tuesday, March 18, 1608

Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia at the ancient city of Axum.

Tuesday, March 18, 1597

Tycho Brahe's stipend is stopped.

Sunday, March 18, 1584

N.S.March 28) ndash Death of Ivan the Terrible, ruler of Russia since 1533. He is succeeded as Tsar by his son Feodor.

Friday, March 8, 1532 (Julianian calendar)

April ndash Battle of Quipaipan in Peru: Atahualpa wins the civil war in the Inca Empire, defeating his brother Huáscar.
English parliament bans payment by English church to Rome

Sunday, March 9, 1438 (Julianian calendar)

Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Germany.

Friday, March 10, 1346 (Julianian calendar)

April ndash French besiege Aiguillon.ref name = crecy/
French prepare to defend Channel coasts.ref name = crecyDavid, Dr. Crecy. "1346: Triumph of the Longbow." Osprey Publishing (UK), 2000. p. 85 ISBN 1-85532-966-2

Sunday, March 10, 1314 (Julianian calendar)

Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.

Monday, March 11, 1241 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Chmielnick: The Mongols defeat a feudal Polish army.

Sunday, March 11, 1229 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, March 17, 415 (Julianian calendar)

The Eustathian schism in Antioch is healed.
John Cassian, Christian theologian, settled at a monastery in Marseille (Gaul), he organized monastic communities after a eastern model (approximate date).
Hypatia of Alexandria, Neoplatonist philosopher, is murdered by a Christian mob of Nitrian monks who accused her of paganism. They stripped her naked, skinned her to death with "ostraca" (pot shards), and then burned her remains.
Having driven out the Jews, Alexandria's new patriarch, Cyril, has instigated the mob after taking offense at Hypatia's scientific rationalism.
The Daysan River floods Edessa (Mesopotamia).

Wednesday, March 18, 235

Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz), Legio XXII ''Primigenia'' mutinied. The Severan dynasty ends.
Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz), Legio XXII "Primigenia" mutinied. The Severan dynasty ends.

Wednesday, March 20, 37 (Julianian calendar)

The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius's will and proclaims CaligulaRoman Emperor.ref name=cambridge
Caligula\'s attempt to have himself deified creates friction between himself and the Senate.
Caligula's attempt to have himself deified creates friction between himself and the Senate.
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