About March 18

March 18, 2021 is the 77th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 320 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

  • 235
    Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea are murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz). The Severan dynasty ends.
  • 1229
    Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade.
  • 1241
    Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.
  • 1438
    Albert II of Habsburg becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1793
    The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union.
  • 1937
    The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
  • 1938
    Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
  • 1944
    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 1974
    Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan.
  • 1980
    At Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, 50 people are killed by an explosion of a Vostok-2M rocket on its launch pad during a fueling operation.
  • 1992
    White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid.
  • 2003
    British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
  • 2003
    In the House of Commons, British MPs vote in favour of military intervention in Iraq by 412 votes to 149.

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