37 - Caligula was declared emperor of Rome.
1834 - The first US railroad tunnel was completed between Hollidaysburg
and Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
1850 - American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
They were very successful in banking.
1852 - Henry Wells and William G. Fargo founded Wells, Fargo and Company.
1911 - Irving Berlin copyrighted the first mega-pop hit, 'Alexander's
1922 - Mohandas Gandhi was sentenced to six years in prison for civil
disobedience (he served only two).
1925 - Tri-State Tornado (Missouri-Illinois-Indiana) killed 695 people.
1950 - #1 Hit March 18, 1950 - April 14, 1950: Teresa Brewer
- Music! Music! Music!
1967 - #1 Hit March 18, 1967 - March 24, 1967: The Beatles
- Penny Lane
1968 - The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve
(the Gold Standard) to back US currency.
1972 - #1 Hit March 18, 1972 - March 24, 1972: Neil Young -
Heart of Gold
1975 - McLean Stevenson's character (Lt. Colonel Henry Blake) died
in the M*A*S*H episode "Abyssinia, Henry", its third
1978 - #1 Hit March 18, 1978 - May 12, 1978: Bee Gees - Night
1981 - The Greatest American Hero debuted on NBC
1984 - Miss America, Vanessa Williams became even more well-known
when she became the first Miss America to resign after old nude photos
of her appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She has gone on
to prove herself as a first class actress and singer. That particular
issue is also noted for being the first issue with a man on the cover
(George Burns), and an underage Traci Lords is the nude centerfold.
It is illegal to own, or even look inside, this issue in most countries,
including the United States.
1990 - In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively
worth over $300 million, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum in Boston.
2000 - # 1 Hit March 18, 2000 - April 7, 2000: Destiny's Child
- Say My Name
2005 - The Suite Life of Zack & Cody premiered on The Disney
2006 - #1 Hit March 18, 2006 - March 31, 2006: Ne-Yo - So
|Vanessa Williams (1963)
Dane Cook (1972)
Peter Graves (1927-2010)
John Updike (1932)
Queen Latifah (1970)
Wilson Pickett (1941)
Irene Cara (1959)
Adam Levine (1979)
Charley Pride (1938)
George Plimpton (1927-2003)
Grover Cleveland (1837)
Bryan Ottoson (1978-2005, Age 27)
| 1982's "Situation", by Yaz, is
the most "sampled" song ever for nightclub DJs.
The single most popular 12 inch single for Nightclub DJs was (and is)
1983's "Blue Monday", by New Order.