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Calendar for March 18th, 2014

1760s

  • 1766: British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act

  • 1780s

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

  • 1830s

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

  • 1840s

  • Born 1844: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (composer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1858: Rudolf Diesel (inventor)

  • 1860s

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

  • 1890s

  • 1891: Telephone communication established between London and the Continent

  • Born 1892: Tristram Coffin (writer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Robert Donat (actor)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1910: Herman Tarnower (physician)

  • 1920s

  • 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)

  • 1930s

  • 1931: First electric razor marketed

  • Born 1932: John Updike (author)

  • Born 1938: Charley Pride (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Wilson Pickett (singer)

  • Born 1944: Kevin Dobson (actor)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Ingemar Stenmark (skier)

  • Died 1956: Louis Bromfield (author)

  • 1960s

  • 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

  • 1970s

  • 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)

  • 1980s

  • 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

  • 1990s

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

  • 2000s

  • 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)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Fess Parker (actor)

  • 2010: Sumatran tiger born, Sacramento Zoo, California


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