On This Day in History, March 18

A night of good sleep is good for your health. Around these dates every year, World Sleep Day is observed. With many events happening on this day, it is great to find out what made headlines on March 18, in history.

Take a look!

  • 1890 -German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigned.
  • 1920 -Child labor laws of Georgia were highly debated.
  • 1920-An embargo placed on the United Airway Express shipments out of Chicago was lifted.
  • 1922 -British magistrates in India sentenced Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience.
  • 1925 -A giant tornado, struck Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing hundreds of people.
  • 1937 -A gas explosion at a school in New London, Texas, killed more than 400 people.
  • 1940 -Hitler and Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass and agree to fight together in the war against France and Britain.
  • 1948 -General Telford Taylor was injured alongside seven other Americans who jumped from a C-47 while hovering over Berlin.
  • 1950 – Voters turned out in Belgium to vote in a referendum to bring the exiled King Leopold III back from Switzerland.
  • 1965 -Cosmonaut, Alexey Leonov, left his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becoming the first person to walk in space.
  • 1969 -U.S. B-52 bombers attacked the communist base camps and supply areas in Cambodia for the first time in the war.
  • 1970 -The press indicated that a major supply base at Sam Thong was captured by North Vietnam.
  • 1974 – Except Syria, all members of OPEC agreed to lift the Oil Embargo against the United States, Europe, Japan, and South Africa.
  • 1985 -Capital Cities Communications Inc acquired ABC for $3.5 billion, becoming the first transfer of ownership of a TV network.
  • 1990 -The largest art robbery in US history, where 13 works of art worth over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
  • 1990 -A 50 percent car registration hike, along with an increase in the gas tax, was proposed by the state of Maryland.
  • 1992 -The beginning of the end of white rule and apartheid in South Africa.
  • 2008 -Barack Obama delivered an assessment of race in America, and confronted the racial boundaries that exist.
  • 2012 -Joachim Gauck, was elected as the new president of Germany.
  • 2014 -Thailand announced an end to the state of emergency that was put in place over anti-government protests in January.

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