THIS DAY IN HISTORY 18/03


This day in #history 18/03
MARCH 18TH

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1325 – According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.

1793 – The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.

1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia

1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1962 – Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees

1978 – Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1837 – Grover Cleveland, [Stephen], NJ, 22nd/24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97)

1869 – [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British PM (C, 1937-40)

1938 – Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)

1970 – Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)

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1979 – Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)

1986 – Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1584 – Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53

1947 – William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (b. 1861)

1965 – Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45

1977 – Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered

2003 – Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)

2008 – Andrew Britton, Author (b. 1981)

2013 – Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies

FAMOUS WEDDING

1869 – US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

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1991 – Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

1993 – Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

1995 – Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain

2006 – Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi

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One comment on “THIS DAY IN HISTORY 18/03

  1. Reblogged this on Adejokeiyabadan's Blog and commented:

    HISTORICAL EVENTS ON THIS DAY:

    1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia

    1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

    1962 – Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees

    1978 – Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death

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