please enjoy your travel through time on the 18th day of March, with interesting events, births & deaths on this day in history
18th March History Timeline
1800s / the 19th century on the 18th of March
1850 : American Express was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo, when they joined with several other investors to launch their namesake business in New York City. The discovery of gold in California in 1849 prompted a huge spike in the demand for cross-country shipping, with its first loads of freight from the East Coast to northern California mining camps in 1852. The company contracted with independent stagecoach companies to provide the fastest possible transportation and delivery of gold dust, important documents and other valuable freight. It also served as a bank for buying gold dust, selling paper bank drafts and providing loans to help fuel California’s growing economy.
1899 : Phoebe moon, a satellite of Saturn, was discovered in photographs taken by William Henry Pickering.
1900s / the 20th century on the 18th of March
1940 : Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps, on the border of Austria and Italy, and agreed to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom, during World War 2.
1941 : Wilson Pickett the American singer- songwriter was born in Prattville, Alabama, USA. (died in 2006 aged 64).
1944 : Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted and killed 26 people, and caused thousands of people to flee their homes.
1944 : Dick Smith the Australian businessman was born Richard Harold Smith in Roseville, New South Wales, Australia. He was the founder of Dick Smith Electronics and Australian Geographic.
1953 : Earthquake hit western Turkey and killed 265 people.
1956 : Ingemar Stenmark the Swedish skier was born Jan Ingemar Stenmark in Joesjö, Sweden.
1962 : Irene Cara the American singer-songwriter was born Irene Cara Escalera in The Bronx, New York, USA.
1965 : Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to walk in space, after he left his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes.
1979 : Adam Levine the lead singer of Maroon 5 was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1990 : The largest art theft in American history, with the theft of 12 paintings worth around $500 million, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
1996 : Nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines killed 162 people.
2000s / the 21st century on the 18th of March
2017 : Chuck Berry the American guitarist, singer and songwriter died aged 90 (born in 1926).
Today in History for March 18th by Associated Press
Video features : Russian cosmonaut became the first man to walk in space, Mahatma Gandhi was sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy’s Mussolini agreed to enter World War I2, Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed, and Singer John Philips died…
We hope you enjoyed your travel through time on the 18th day of March
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This page was last updated on the 24th March 2021
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