Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18: On This Day in History

On This Day in History

March 18, 2017

 Historical Events

1123  1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified

1314  Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake by King Philip IV of France

1325  According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.

1900  Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1922  British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1940  Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain

1965  Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

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Famous Birthdays

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Famous Deaths


Ivan the Terrible

(1530 - 1584)

Natasha Richardson

(1963 - 2009)
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