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Know what happened on 18th March


Importance of 18th March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 18th March special in the world history.

1988
Death of Percy Thrower, British gardener and broadcaster .
Great Britain
1985
First episode of Neighbours in Australia
Australia
1982
Argentinians raised flag in South Georgia
Argentina
1967
The supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground off the coast of Cornwall causing the world’s first major marine oil spill.
Great Britain
1959
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill that would allow Hawaii to become the 50th state (came into effect on 21st August)
United States
1909
The first ham radio broadcast Einar Dessau of Denmark used a short wave transmitter to talk to a government radio post six miles away
Denmark
1907
Birth of J Z Young, English zoologist who examined the brains of cephalopods.
Great Britain
1891
First telephone link between London & Paris
1869
Birth of Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister
Great Britain
1858
Birth of Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the internal combustion engine.
Germany
1850
American Express founded.
United States
1844
Birth of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer.
Russian Federation
1834
Tolpuddle Martyrs' transported (to Australia) for Trades Union activities
Great Britain
1789
Catherine Murphy was the last person to be burned at the stake (for coining)
Great Britain
1608
Susenyos was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia .
Ethiopia
1314
Death of Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, burnt at the stake on the orders of Philip IV of France who owed the Templars money.
France
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