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Republic of Congo: Marien Ngouabi Day
(Remembrance of the assassination of Marien Ngouabi: 03/18/1977)
Republic of Congo Wikipedia
1782 John C. Calhoun (South Carolina-born Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, Secretary of State, Vice President of the United States) South Carolina Political Leaders U.S. Congress President Andrew Jackson
1829 William Robertson Boggs (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures Ameriecan Civil War University of Georgia
1837 Grover Cleveland (New Jersey-born 22nd & 24th President of the United States) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders Grover Cleveland The American Presidency
1863 William Sulzer (New Jersey-born Governor of New York) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders New York Political and Social Leaders
1869 Neville Chamberlain (Prime Minister of England) Neville Chamberlain
1928 Fidel Ramos (President of the Philippines ) Political and Social Leaders of the Philippines
1933 Unita Blackwell (Mississippi-born Civil Rights Activist; First African-American Female to Serve as a Mayor in Mississippi) Mississippi Political Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political Leaders African American Registry
1936 F. W. de Klerk (President of South Africa ) F. W. de Klerk 1993 Nobel Laureate for Peace
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
978 Edward II the Martyr, King of England (Murdered By an Attendant on His Stepmother's Order) English Political and Social Leaders King Edward
1584 Ivan IV, "Ivan The Terrible" (Czar of Russia) Ivan IV
1854 William Pope DuVal (Virginia-born First Territorial Governor of Florida: 1822-1834; Namesake of DuVal County, Florida) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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978 Edward II the Martyr, King of England, Is Murdered by an Attendant on His Stepmother's Order English Political and Social Leaders King Edward Chambers Book of Days Historic UK
1766 After Months of Protests, Britain Repeals The Stamp Act Great Britain King George III Colonial History Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes History Chanel
The Delaware General Assembly Prepares an Address Expressing Loyalty to George III and Gratitude for Repeal of the Stamp Act Great Britain King George III Delaware Colonial Delaware Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes States of Delaware
1834 6 English Agricultural Laborers Are Sentenced to 7 Years in Australia's New South Wales Penal Colony for Trade Union Activities Great Britain Australia Farming & Agriculture Labor Crime History Chanel
1863 President Lincoln Proclaims a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation with Republic of Liberia Liberia President Abraham Lincoln Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Logs
1864 President Lincoln Writes Secretary Stanton Regarding the Release of Prisoners of War President Abraham Lincoln Prisoners of War American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1865 The Congress of the Confederate States of American Holds Its Last Session in Richmond, Virginia and Adjourns for the Final Time Richmond, Virginia American Civil War University of Georgia
1915 Turkish Mines Sink 5 of 10 Allied Battleships (6 English and 4 French) Attacking the Dardanelles France England Turkey Naval Military History World War I History Chanel
1922 British Sentence Mohandas Gandhi to 6 Years in Prison for Civil Disobedience Great Britain India Mohandas Gandhi New York Times
1940 Mussolini Joins NAZI Germany In War Against France & England Benito Mussolini Nazi Germany France Great Britain World War II New York Times
1948 France, Great Britain & Benelux Sign Treaty of Brussels Great Britain France The Netherlands Belgium European History
1950 Forces of the Nationalist Chinese Government on Taiwan Invade the Mainland and Capture the Town of Sungmen Taiwan, China China History Chanel
A Referendum Supporting the Return of Exiled King Leopold III, Collapses the Belgian Government Belgium Elections BBC
In South Africa, the University of the Orange Free State Is Established South Africa Education Education University of the Orange Free State South African History
1959 President Dwight D Eisenhower Signs Hawaii Statehood Bill Hawaii Dwight Eisenhower New York Times
1962 French & Algerian Rebels Agree to Truce France Algeria War History Chanel
1963 France Conducts 20 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Algeria France Algeria Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
In Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court Rules Public Defenders Must be Provided for the Indigent Supreme Court Gideon v Wainwright Florida Historical Society
1965 Near Pretoria, South Africa's First Nuclear Reactor Goes Critical Pretoria, South Africa Nuclear Energy Historic Firsts South African History
1969 The U.S. Bombs Cambodia for First Time Cambodia Vietnam War Aviation Military History Vietnam War History Chanel
1970 Cambodia's National Assembly Deposes Prince Norodom Sihanouk as Head of State, Granting Emergency Powers to Prime Minister Lon Nol Cambodian Political and Social Leaders Country Data History Chanel
1974 OPEC Countries Lift Five-Month U.S. Oil Embargo Economics Middle East History New York Times
Two Israeli Soldiers Are Killed and Three Injured in Violence Along the Golan Heights Israel Middle East History Death BBC
South Africa Bans Leaders of the World Council of Churches From Entering the County Due to Their Program Against Racism South Africa Apartheid Religion World Council of Churches South African History
1978 Former Pakistani Premier Ali Bhutto Sentenced to Death Pakistan Book Rags
1987 U.S. Conducts 20 KT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
1992 White South Africans Overwhelmingly Back a Mandate for Political Reforms Ending Apartheid and Creating a Multi-Racial Government South Africa Apartheid Elections BBC
2000 Taiwan Ends More Than a Half Century of Nationalist Party Rule by Electing Opposition Leader Chen Shui-bian President Taiwan Elections New York Times

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