It happened one 18 March

1922 : Gandhi

On March 18, 1922, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison in India for civil disobedience, for having encouraged the boycott of British institutions and the boycott of British goods. He was released 2 years later.

1925 : Tri-state tornado

On March 18, 1925, a giant tornado hit three U.S. states: Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. 695 people were killed. It was called the tri-state tornado.

1937 : Explosion of a school

On 18 March 1937, a gas explosion blows the London School in New London, Texas. 400 people, mostly children, were killed.

1965 : First man to walk in space

On March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space while leaving his spacecraft Voskshod II, a few minutes, just to make a few stunts.

1967 : Torrey Canyon

On 18 March 1967, the supertanker Torrey Canyon was wrecked off the British coast and leaked 100,000 tons of crude oil into the sea The disaster caused major environmental damage in Cornwall and in Normandy.

Latest news : 18 March

Aruba's National Day
March 18 is National Day of Aruba, an island of the Lesser Antilles. The island is located near Venezuela and is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
La Madunuccia Day in Ajaccio
Day of men and soldiers in Mongolia
March 18 is the day of men in Mongolia. Formerly, it was the Day of the People's Army soldiers. On this day, women give gifts or make surprises for men around them.

Quote of the day : 18 March

Mohandas Gandhi
What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.

Birthdays : 18 March

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, (Madame de La Fayette), French writer (1634)
Antoine Chanzy, French general (1823)
Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837)
Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (1842)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (1844)
Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (diesel engine) (1858)
Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1869)
Bernard Cronin, Australian writer (1884)
Edward Everett Horton, American actor (1886)
Robert Donat, English actor (1905)
René Clément, French director (1913)
Peter Graves, American actor (1926)
Fidel V. Ramos, President of the Philippines (1928)
John Mollo, British costume designer (1931)
John Updike, American writer (1932)
Frederik Willem de Klerk, State President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize (1936)
Arlette Laguiller, French politician (1940)
Kevin Dobson, American actor (1943)
Patrick Chesnais, French actor (1947)
Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish skier (1956)
Christer Fuglesang, Swedish astronaut (1957)
Xavier Deluc, French actor (1958)
Irene Cara, American singer (1959)
Luc Besson, French director and producer (1959)
Vanessa L. Williams, American actress and singer (1963)
Queen Latifah, American actress and singer (1970)
Danny Murphy, English footballer (1977)
Adam Levine, American musician (Maroon 5) (1979)
Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater (1980)
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss cyclist (1981)
Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer (1987)

They left us one 18 March

Robert Walpole, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1745)
Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (1907)
Henri Cornet, French cyclist (1941)
Barbara Bates, American actress (1969)
Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize in Literature (1996)
John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas & the Papas) (2001)
Anthony Minghella, English director (2008)
Natasha Richardson, English actress (2009)

Tip of the Day : 18 March

Aluminum pans

To revive your aluminum pans, use baking soda with some water and rub with a cloth.

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