Saturday, March 18, 2017
History for March 18 - On-This-Day.com:
Grover Cleveland 1837, Rudolf Diesel 1858, Neville Chamberlain 1869
John Updike 1932 - Author, Irene Cara 1959 - Singer, Mike Rowe 1962 - Television host and narrator
0037 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
1818 - The U.S. Congress approved the first pensions for government service.
1922 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience in India. He served only 2 years of the sentence.
1931 - Schick Inc. displayed the first electric shaver.
1938 - Mexico took control of all foreign-owned oil properties on its soil.
1940 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini held a meeting at the Brenner Pass. The Italian dictator agreed to join in Germany's war against France and Britain during the meeting.
1945 - 1,250 U.S. bombers attacked Berlin.
1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision concerning legal council for defendants.