Historical Events In March - 18
Thursday, 24 October 2019
1938 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1940 Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain on March - 18.
1942 On March - 18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
1942 Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters on March - 18.
1943 On March - 18 red Army evacuates Belgorod
1943 S.S. James Oglethorpe (US) & S.S. Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed & sunk on this day in history.
1943 James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed & sinks on this day in history.
1944 On March - 18 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago IL department store
1944 Nazi Germany occupies Hungary on March - 18.
1944 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor, dies at 79 on March - 18.
1945 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin on March - 18.
1945 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the first NHLer to score 50 goals on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history uS Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
1945 On March - 18 william Grover-Williams, British racing driver
1947 William Durant auto manufacturer cofounder of Chevrolet, founder of General Motors, died on this day on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history france & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
1948 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting on this day in history.
1949 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ratified on this day in history.
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 On this day in history pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1952 On March - 18 communist offensive in Korea
1952 First plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia) on March - 18.
1953 Earthquake strikes West Turkey, 250 die on March - 18.
1954 On this day in history walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
1955 On this day in history i Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
1956 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1959 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 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1962 On March - 18 algerian War ends after 7˝ years of fighting (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1963 On this day in history france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963 On March - 18 supreme Court's Miranda Decision defendants must have lawyers