About March 18

March 18, 2024 is the 78th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 317 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

  • 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.
  • 1608
    Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1673
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
  • 1937
    The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.
  • 1937
    The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
  • 1938
    Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
  • 1948
    Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
  • 1959
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21.
  • 1962
    The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
  • 1968
    Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.
  • 1971
    In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 at the mining camp of Chungar.
  • 1989
    In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops.
  • 1994
    Bosnia’s Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 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
    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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