A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 18th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 18, 1850, the future financial services giant American Express Company was founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo, 2 years before those business partners founded Wells Fargo and Company.
On March 18, 1915, the Allied naval operation at the Dardanelles, the straits that provide entry to the Black Sea from the Mediterranean, ended in one of the worst defeats of the British Royal Navy when 3 battleships were lost and another 4 capital ships were seriously damaged.
On March 18, 1934, a photograph taken by astronomer par excellence Edwin Hubble showed that there were more galaxies of stars in the observable Universe than there were stars (100 billion!) in the Milky Way Galaxy.
On March 18, 1974, the so called Arab Oil Embargo came to an end, but any celebrations were certainly premature!
Back on March 18, 2016, we ran an article, “10 People (You Do not Know) Behind the Characters,” and on March 18, 2019, we took a look at 5 more characters and the persons or critters behind the character.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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