Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This was 77th day of the year and 288 days remained in the year.


March 18 Birthdays

Grover Cleveland
1837–1908, American President, born in Caldwell, NJ.

Rudolf Diesel
engineer and inventor (1858)

Neville Chamberlain
statesman (1869)

George Plimpton
writer, editor, actor (1927)

John Updike
writer (1932)

F.W. de Klerk
political leader (1936)

Bonnie Blair
speed skater (1964)

Queen Latifah
rap musician, actress (1970)

March 18 in History

1584

Russian czar Ivan IV, or Ivan β€œThe Terrible,” died at age 53.

1766

After months of American protests, Britain repealed the Stamp Act.

1925

The most violent single tornado in U.S. history, the β€œTri-State Tornado,” hit Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois, killing 689 people and injuring 13,000 others.

1963

The Supreme Court held in Gideon v. Wainwright that public defenders must be provided for indigent defendants in felony cases.

1965

Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov made the first spacewalk.

1967

The oil tanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked off the Cornish coast of England, spilling 919,000 barrels of oil into the sea.

1990

The biggest art theft in U.S. history occurs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The works, including pieces by Vermeer and Rembrandt, were never recovered.

2004

A small asteroid made the closest approach to Earth ever recorded, only about 26,500 miles away.

2005

After a long legal battle, Terry Schiavo's feeding tube was removed. She died 13 days later.

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