About March 18

March 18, 2022 is the 77th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 288 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 310 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.
  • 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.
  • 1314
    Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
  • 1673
    John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.
  • 1766
    American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
  • 1874
    Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1906
    Traian Vuia flies a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude.
  • 1937
    The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 km outside Milan.
  • 1938
    Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
  • 1940
    World War II: Axis Powers – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.
  • 1942
    The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.
  • 1945
    World War II: 1,250 American bombers attack Berlin.
  • 1948
    Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of a Tito-Stalin split.
  • 1962
    The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
  • 1969
    The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.

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