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  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Mar 18, 1776

    George Washington

    9,000 British troops and Loyalists began a chaotic ten-day evacuation of Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Mar 18, 1776

    On March 17, 9,000 British troops and Loyalists began a chaotic ten-day evacuation of Boston aboard 120 ships. Soon after, Washington entered the city with 500 men, with explicit orders not to plunder the city. He ordered vaccinations against smallpox to great effect, as he did later in Morristown, New Jersey.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 18, 1915

    Carter G. Woodson

    Woodson wrote to Grimké's comments about his proposals

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 18, 1915

    Responding to Grimké's comments about his proposals, on March 18, 1915, Woodson wrote: I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit. It would do the cause much good. Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me. His difference of opinion with Grimké, who wanted a more conservative course, contributed to Woodson's ending his affiliation with the NAACP.




  • India
    Saturday Mar 18, 1922

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    The Imprisonment

    India
    Saturday Mar 18, 1922

    Gandhi began his sentence on 18 March 1922. With Gandhi isolated in prison, the Indian National Congress split into two factions, , opposing this move. Furthermore, co-operation among Hindus and Muslims ended as Khilafat movement collapsed with the rise of Ataturk in Turkey. Muslim leaders left the Congress and began forming Muslim organizations. The political base behind Gandhi had broken into factions.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 1924

    Anna May Wong

    Wong was cast in a supporting role in The Thief of Bagdad

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 1924

    At the age of 19, Wong was cast in a supporting role as a scheming Mongol slave in the 1924 Douglas Fairbanks picture The Thief of Bagdad. Playing a stereotypical "Dragon Lady" role, her brief appearances on-screen caught the attention of audiences and critics alike.




  • (Missouri–Illinois–Indiana), U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1925

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    The Tri-State Tornado

    (Missouri–Illinois–Indiana), U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1925

    The Tri-State Tornado of Wednesday, March 18, 1925 was the deadliest tornado in United States history. It was also the most exceptional tornado during a major outbreak of at least 12 known significant tornadoes, spanning a large portion of the Midwestern and Southern United States. This one tornado alone inflicted 695 fatalities, more than twice as many as the second deadliest, the Great Natchez, Mississippi Tornado.




  • Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 1940

    Alan Turing

    Installing the first Bombe

    Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 1940

    Within weeks of arriving at Bletchley Park, Turing had specified an electromechanical machine called the bombe, which could break Enigma more effectively than the Polish bomba kryptologiczna, from which its name was derived. The first bombe was installed on 18 March 1940.




  • Cambodia
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1970

    Vietnam War

    Cambodian coup of 1970

    Cambodia
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1970

    In March 1970, Prince Sihanouk was deposed by his pro-American prime minister Lon Nol, who demanded that North Vietnamese troops leave Cambodia or face military action.


  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 18, 1971

    Igor Stravinsky

    Stravinsky was taken to the Hospital

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 18, 1971

    On 18 March 1971, Stravinsky was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital with pulmonary edema where he stayed for ten days.


  • Iran
    Thursday Mar 18, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation al-Fawz al-'Azim (Supreme Success)

    Iran
    Thursday Mar 18, 1982

    The Iraqis, realising that the Iranians were planning to attack, decided to preempt them with Operation al-Fawz al-'Azim (Supreme Success) on 19 March. Using a large number of tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets, they attacked the Iranian buildup around the Roghabiyeh pass. Though Saddam and his generals assumed they had succeeded, in reality the Iranian forces remained fully intact.


  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1992

    Bosnian War

    The Lisbon Agreement

    Lisbon, Portugal
    Wednesday Mar 18, 1992

    On 18 March 1992, all three sides signed the Lisbon Agreement: Alija Izetbegović for the Bosniaks, Radovan Karadžić for the Serbs and Mate Boban for the Croats.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 18, 1995

    Michael Jordan

    Back to NBA

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 18, 1995

    On March 18, 1995, Jordan announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I'm back."


  • Château de Rambouillet, France
    Thursday Mar 18, 1999

    Kosovo War

    Rambouillet Accords

    Château de Rambouillet, France
    Thursday Mar 18, 1999

    On 18 March 1999, the Albanian, US, and British delegations signed what became known as the Rambouillet Accords, while the Yugoslav and Russian delegations refused.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Mar 18, 2007

    Lula da Silva

    Cesare Battisti

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Mar 18, 2007

    When wanted Italian terrorist Cesare Battisti was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on 18 March 2007 by Brazilian and French police officers, Brazilian Minister of Justice Tarso Genro granted him status as a political refugee, a controversial decision which divided Italy and the Brazilian and international press.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    The IPO took place on March 18, 2008. Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    Sony Corporation

    The PlayStation VR announcement

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    On 18 March 2014, at GDC, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida announced their new virtual reality technology dubbed Project Morpheus, and later named PlayStation VR, for PlayStation 4.The headset brought VR gaming and non-gaming software to the company's console. According to a report released by Houston-based patent consulting firm LexInnova in May 2015, Sony is leading the virtual reality patent race. According to the firm's analysis of nearly 12,000 patents or patent applications, Sony has 366 virtual reality patents or patent applications. PlayStation VR was released worldwide on 13 October 2016.


  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    Java (programming language)

    Java SE 8

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

    On March 18, 2014, Oracle released Java SE 8.


  • United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    Brexit

    Speaker of the House of Commons informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one

    United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 18, 2019

    On 18 March 2019, the Speaker (Speaker of the House of Commons) informed the House of Commons that a third meaningful vote could be held only on a motion that was significantly different from the previous one, citing parliamentary precedents going back to 1604.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    All American states infected

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    As of 18 March 2020, the epidemic was reported to be present in all states, plus the District of Columbia. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose to 9,486, with 157 deaths.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Who Situational Report -- 58

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    On 18, March, the WHO declared on its situation report 58 that the number of infections has reached 191,127 and that the death count was 7807.


  • China
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    No new cases in China claimed

    China
    Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

    As of March 18, Wuhan, along with the rest of China has not had any new cases, raising questions of the potential consequences when social distancing requirements start to be lifted. Estimates are that less than 1% in China have had the disease, leaving more than 99% vulnerable to future waves of infection. With SARS in 2003, there was no transmission to others during incubation and the early symptoms. With COVID-19, there is evidence of early transmission. Ben Cowling, professor of epidemiology at Hong Kong University, said, “This coronavirus is more comparable to influenza.” It is not known how and if Covid-19 may resurface, though some fear it could follow a similar path to the 1918-1919 flu pandemic in which the second and third waves were more deadly than the first.


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