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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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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."




  • 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.


  • 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.


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