What are the important events that happened on March 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 18 is the 78th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 5, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,458,259,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontaoctagon’ day.

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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 316 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,183 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.

March 18 Historical Events

  • 1673
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
  • 1850
    American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
  • 1871
    Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
  • 1913
    King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1915
    World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
  • 1944
    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1962
    The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
  • 1990
    In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 18?

  • 1813
    Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German writer (d. 1864)
  • 1877
    Clem Hill, Australian cricketer (d. 1945)
  • 1901
    William H. Johnson, American artist (d. 1970)
  • 1926
    Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Martyn Griffiths, British racing driver
  • 1947
    Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • 1949
    Hannu Siitonen, Finnish athlete
  • 1956
    Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort agency operator (d. 2008)
  • 1965
    Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • 1973
    Luci Christian, American voice actress

Who died on March 18?

  • 1314
    Jacques DeMolay, Frankish noble, the 23rd Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1244)
  • 1689
    John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1907
    Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1941
    Henri Cornet, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • 1969
    Barbara Bates, American film actress (b. 1925)
  • 1980
    Erich Fromm, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1990
    Robin Harris, American actor and comedian (b. 1953)
  • 2002
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
  • 2003
    Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • 2008
    Andrew Britton, British-born American novelist (b. 1981)

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