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Calendar for March 18th, 2014

1766: British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act

Born 1782: John C. Calhoun (7th U.S. vice president)

Born 1837: Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th U.S. president)

Born 1844: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (composer)

Born 1858: Rudolf Diesel (inventor)

1865: Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourned for the last time

1891: Telephone communication established between London and the Continent

Born 1892: Tristram Coffin (writer)

Born 1905: Robert Donat (actor)

Born 1910: Herman Tarnower (physician)

1922: Mahatma Gandhi sentenced to six years in jail after his first civil disobedience campaign against British rule in India

Born 1926: Peter Graves (actor)

Born 1927: George Plimpton (author)

1931: First electric razor marketed

Born 1932: John Updike (author)

Born 1938: Charley Pride (singer)

Born 1941: Wilson Pickett (singer)

Born 1944: Kevin Dobson (actor)

Born 1956: Ingemar Stenmark (skier)

Died 1956: Louis Bromfield (author)

Born 1962: Mike Rowe (television host)

1963: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must supply free legal aid to indigent clients charged with serious criminal offenses

Born 1963: Vanessa Williams (actress)

Born 1964: Bonnie Blair (speedskater, Olympic gold medalist)

1965: Russian cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov became the first man to float freely in space, on a lifeline attached to Soviet spacecraft Voskhod

1966: Fourteen NATO members (all except France) expressed their support for the North Atlantic Treaty and the principle of military integration

1967: The tanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked near Cornwall, England, and discharged more than 31,000,000 gallons of crude oil

1970: U.S. postal workers went on strike

Born 1970: Queen Latifah (singer & actress)

Born 1972: Dane Cook (comedian)

1974: Most Arab oil companies ended oil embargo against U.S.

Born 1979: Adam Levine (musician)

Died 1980: Eric Fromm (author)

1985: Capital Cities Communications, Inc., announced the purchase of American Broadcasting Companies for $3.5 billion

1987: Fleet Financial Corp. and Norstar Bancorp swapped stock in a $1.3 billion merger

1989: Daylilies return to Earth on space shuttle Discovery

1990: Largest art theft in the United States at the time ($300 million) occurred in Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston

Died 2002: Alonzo Decker, Jr. (turned tool manufacturer Black & Decker into corporate giant)

Died 2002: Maude Farris-Luse (died at 115 years, 56 days)

Died 2009: Natasha Richardson (actress)

Died 2010: Fess Parker (actor)

2010: Sumatran tiger born, Sacramento Zoo, California