March 18 in History
What happened on March 18 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 18 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 18 in history.?>
Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.
The United States discloses biological weapons tests in Texas in 1966.
Congo President Marien Ngouabi is killed by a suicide commando.
South Vietnam abandons most of the Central Highlands to North Vietnamese forces.
U.S. helicopters airlift 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers out of Laos.
The U.S. Postal Service is paralyzed by the first postal strike.
President Richard M. Nixon authorizes Operation Menue, the ‘secret’ bombing of Cambodia.
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to spacewalk when he exits his Voskhod 2 space capsule while in orbit around the Earth.
The Braves baseball team announces that they are moving from Boston to Milwaukee.
Nationalist troops land on the mainland of China and capture Communist-held Sungmen.
The Russians reach the Romanian border.
Adolf Hitler calls off the offensive in the Caucasus.
American forces take Gafsa in Tunisia.
The third military draft begins in the United States.
Georgia finally ratifies the Bill of Rights, 150 years after the birth of the federal government. Connecticut and Massachusetts, the only other states to hold out, also ratify the Bill of Rights in this year.
Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience in India.
The Germans sink the U.S. ships, City of Memphis, Vigilante and the Illinois, without any type of warning.
On the Eastern Front, the Russians counter the Verdun assault with an attack at Lake Naroch. The Russians lose 100,000 men and the Germans lose 20,000.
Greek King George I is killed by an assassin. Constantine I is to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt opens the Roosevelt Dam in Phoenix, Ariz., the largest dam in the United States to date.
Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Gardens.
Hawaii signs a treaty giving exclusive trading rights with the islands to the United States.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourns for the last time.
Confederate women riot in Salisbury, N.C. to protest the lack of flour and salt in the South.
William Penn is deprived of his governing powers.