Daily Calendar for Tuesday, March 18, 2025


  • John C. Calhoun (7th U.S. vice president) –
  • Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th U.S. president) –
  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (composer) –
  • Rudolf Diesel (inventor) –
  • Tristram Coffin (writer) –
  • Robert Donat (actor) –
  • Herman Tarnower (physician) –
  • Wesley Buchele (American agricultural engineer ) –
  • Peter Graves (actor) –
  • George Plimpton (author) –
  • John Updike (author) –
  • Charley Pride (singer) –
  • Wilson Pickett (singer) –
  • Kevin Dobson (actor) –
  • Ingemar Stenmark (skier) –
  • Mike Rowe (television host) –
  • Vanessa Williams (actress) –
  • Bonnie Blair (speedskater, Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Queen Latifah (singer & actress) –
  • Dane Cook (comedian) –
  • Adam Levine (musician) –
  • Lily Collins (actress) –


  • Louis Bromfield (author) –
  • Eric Fromm (author) –
  • Maude Farris-Luse (died at 115 years, 56 days) –
  • Alonzo Decker, Jr. (turned tool manufacturer Black & Decker into corporate giant) –
  • Natasha Richardson (actress) –
  • Fess Parker (actor) –


  • British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act–
  • Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourned for the last time–
  • Telephone communication established between London and the Continent–
  • Mahatma Gandhi sentenced to six years in jail after his first civil disobedience campaign against British rule in India–
  • First electric razor marketed–
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must supply free legal aid to indigent clients charged with serious criminal offenses–
  • Russian cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov became the first man to float freely in space, on a lifeline attached to Soviet spacecraft Voskhod–
  • Fourteen NATO members (all except France) expressed their support for the North Atlantic Treaty and the principle of military integration–
  • The tanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked near Cornwall, England, and discharged more than 31,000,000 gallons of crude oil–
  • U.S. postal workers went on strike–
  • Most Arab oil companies ended oil embargo against U.S.–
  • Capital Cities Communications, Inc., announced the purchase of American Broadcasting Companies for $3.5 billion–
  • Fleet Financial Corp. and Norstar Bancorp swapped stock in a $1.3 billion merger–
  • Daylilies return to Earth on space shuttle Discovery–
  • Largest art theft in the United States at the time ($500 million) occurred in Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston–
  • Sumatran tiger born, Sacramento Zoo, California–


  • Great Tri-State Tornado: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana - most deadly in U.S. history - killed 695 people–
  • Flooding worsened when more than 6.27 inches of rain (and 4.05 inches the next day) fell in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire–
  • Over 9 inches of rain caused severe flooding in the Catskill Mountains in New York–
  • A haboob rose up to 1,000 feet high and 200 miles wide across western Texas and New Mexico–
  • NOAA announced that February 2019 was the world’s 5th warmest February since 1880–

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