2021 March

March 18: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 18

March 18th is also known as Forgive Mom & Dad Day and Awkward Moments Day.

Today marks day 77 of the year, and we have 288 days left of the year.

Those of you who were born on March 18th share the Pisces star sign.

This day over the years has changed the world in many areas such as religion, space, languages and our delicate environment. Here you’ll find out what makes this day so amazing.

Did you know that on this day in 1965, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov made the first spacewalk? He was outside the Voskhod 2 spacecraft for 12 minutes.

Keep reading for more facts about March 18th in history!

What Happened On March 18 In History?

2012

Wayne Rooney apologized to a 9-year-old fan after accidentally breaking his wrist.

2003

The UK government recognized British Sign Language (BSL) as an official language.

Source BBC
1992

Donna Summer received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Source UPI
1990

$500 million worth of art was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, US.

OTD in 1990: $500 million worth of art was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
It is known as the largest US art robbery in history and none of the pieces have been recovered. There is a $10 million reward for information leading to their return!
1965

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov made the first spacewalk when left his Voskhod 2 spacecraft.

Source EDN.com
1937

The Pedaliante, a human-powered aircraft, successfully flew 0.62 miles (1 km) in Milan, Italy.

1922

The first public Bat Mitzvah was held in New York City. It was for a girl named Judith Kaplan.

1922

Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for his civil disobedience during a protest.

1870

The Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge became the first US wildlife sanctuary.

OTD in 1870: The Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge became the first US wildlife sanctuary.
1834

The Portage Railroad Line in Pennsylvania built the first railroad tunnel in the US.

The tunnel stretches 275 m long and cost almost $2 million USD.
Source NPS

Did you know that on this day, March 18th 1965, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov made the first spacewalk?