Historical Events In March - 18
Saturday, 25 March 2023
1938 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62 on March - 18.
1940 In the Brenner Pass in the Alps, Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, and Benito Mussolini, leader of Fascist Italy, meet to discuss Italy’s imminent entrance into World War II in an alliance with Germany on March - 18.
1940 Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain on March - 18.
1942 On this day in history 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1942 On this day in history illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
1943 Red Army evacuates Belgorod on March - 18.
1943 S.S. James Oglethorpe (US) & S.S. Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed & sunk on this day in history.
1943 On March - 18 james Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks
1944 On this day in history 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store
1944 On March - 18 nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1944 On March - 18 benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, dies at 79
1945 On this day in history 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1945 On March - 18 maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the first NHLer to score 50 goals
1945 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu on this day in history.
1945 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver on this day in history.
1947 On this day in history william Durant auto manufacturer cofounder of Chevrolet, founder of General Motors, died on this day
1948 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels on March - 18.
1948 On March - 18 philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
1949 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ratified on March - 18.
1949 NATO set up by seven European countries on this day in history.
1949 On March - 18 nATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1950 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances on this day in history.
1951 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship on March - 18.
1952 On March - 18 communist offensive in Korea
1952 First plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia) on March - 18.
1953 On March - 18 earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die
1954 Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies on this day in history.
1955 On this day in history i Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1956 On this day in history friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
1959 On this day in history u.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Hawaiian statehood bill into law, approving the entrance of Hawaii into the United States pending approval by the electorate of the Pacific Ocean island chain
1961 On this day in history poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 Algerian War ends after 7˝ years of fighting (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees on this day in history.
1963 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on March - 18.
1963 Supreme Court's Miranda Decision defendants must have lawyers on this day in history.
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