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.
  • 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.
  • 1871
    Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders evacuation of Paris.
  • 1893
    Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1922
    In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Soviet Union are established.
  • 1948
    Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
  • 1953
    An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 250.
  • 1967
    The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.
  • 1989
    In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language.
  • 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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