About March 18

March 18, 2020 is the 78th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 331 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

If the Gregorian calendar is not reformed, the March equinox will fall on this day for the first time in AD 4092.

What Happened On March 18

  • 37
    The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’s will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
  • 235
    Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz). The Severan dynasty ends.
  • 1834
    Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
  • 1871
    Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
  • 1913
    King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1915
    World War I: Massive naval attack in Battle of Gallipoli. Three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.
  • 1937
    The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1962
    The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
  • 1965
    Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • 1969
    The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
  • 1970
    Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • 1974
    Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
  • 1989
    In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
  • 1992
    White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
  • 1997
    The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en-route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s.
  • 2002
    U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
  • 2003
    FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives.

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