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 This day in History - March 18
401 Historic Events for March 18
1933

US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

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1934

Pavle Despalj, composer

Birth
1936

Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist (Kleine Portratgalerie), dies at 58

Death
1936

Hans Peter Bleuel, writer

Birth
1936

Robert Lee Smith, US singer (Tams, You Lied to Your Daddy)

Birth
1936

Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1964)

Birth
1937

Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die

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1937

Mark Donohue, auto racer (1972 Indianapolis 500)

Birth
1937

Robin Wright, race horse trainer

Birth
1938

NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women

Event
1938

Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)

Birth
1938

Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat and Dust)

Birth
1938

Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US and British oil companies

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1938

Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties

Event
1938

Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62

Death
1938

Carl Gottlieb, comedian (Ken Berry Wow Show)

Birth
1939

Travis Pritchett, rocker (Travis and Bob)

Birth
1940

Kathy Hutchinson, race horse trainer

Birth
1940

Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France and Britain

Event
1941

Wolfgang Bauer, writer

Birth
1941

Wilson Pickett, Prattville Alabama, RandB singer (Funky Broadway)

Birth
1942

2 black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

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1942

Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters

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1943

Kevin Dobson, Jackson Hgts NY, actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon)

Birth
1943

James Oglethorpe (US) and Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed and sinks

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