What happened this day in history March 18

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 5, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,584,489,600 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 331 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 2,644 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

  • 235
    Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz). The Severan dynasty ends.
  • 1241
    Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
  • 1766
    American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
  • 1942
    The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1968
    Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
  • 1970
    Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • 1989
    In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
  • 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?

  • 1690
    Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician (d. 1764)
  • 1848
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1939)
  • 1922
    Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights movement figure
  • 1947
    Heather Ryan, American model
  • 1947
    Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
  • 1955
    Jeff Stelling, English sports television presenter
  • 1969
    J. David Shapiro, American screenwriter, actor and director
  • 1979
    Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
  • 1983
    Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer
  • 1991
    Constantinos Hilas, Greek director and actor

Who died on March 18?

  • 235
    Alexander Severus, Roman emperor (b. 208)
  • 1689
    John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1745
    Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1676)
  • 1907
    Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1933
    Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italian prince, mountaineer and explorer (b. 1873)
  • 1962
    Walter W. Bacon, American politician (b. 1880)
  • 1975
    Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • 1977
    Marien Ngouabi, Congolese politician (b. 1938)
  • 1996
    Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 2009
    Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)

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