History March 18th

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    0417 - St Zosimus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    0731 - St Gregory III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    1123 - 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
    1229 - German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem
    1438 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Germany
    1509 - Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
    1532 - English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
    1541 - Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
    1673 - Lord Berkley sells his half of New Jersey to the Quakers
    1813 - David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas
    1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
    1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in US completed, in Penn (275 m long)
    1850 - Henry Wells and William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo
    1881 - Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG)
    1890 - 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
    1891 - Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
    1892 - Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
    1895 - 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
    1899 - Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering
    1911 - North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law
    1922 - Mohandas K Gandhi sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment
    1925 - (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, and Tn kills 689
    1931 - 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
    1938 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
    1940 - Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France and Britain
    1945 - 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
    1948 - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
    1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
    1952 - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Phila)
    1952 - Communist offensive in Korea
    1959 - President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
    1963 - Supreme Court's Miranda Decision; defendants must have lawyers
    1965 - USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
    1974 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
    1975 - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
    1977 - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea and Cambodia
    1977 - Vietnam hands over MIA to US
    1979 - Battles between Kurds and Iranians break in Sananday Iran
    1980 - Vostok rocket exploded on launch pad while being refueled, killing 50
    1986 - Treasury Dept announces plans to alter paper money
    1989 - 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
    1989 - Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
    1990 - 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists
    1994 - Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), lands
    1995 - STS 67 (Endeavour 8) lands after 16« days
    1997 - Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die