On This Day: What happened on 18 March?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 18 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 18 MARCH

2015 | The Bardo National Museum in Tunisia was attacked by gunmen,  23 tourists were killed, and at least 50 other people were injured.

2014 | An accession treaty was signed by the parliaments of Russia and Crimea leaders on this day.

1997 | The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane broke off while en route to Turkey,  causing the plane to crash and 50 people died on board.

1996 | At least 162 people died in Quezon City, Philippines when a nightclub caught fire.

1971 | At least 200 people died in Peru at the mining camp of Chungar due to a landslide that crashed into Yanawayin Lake.

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BIRTHDAYS

1963 | American model, actress, and singer, Vanessa L. Williams.

1952 | American journalist and actor, Will Durst.

1955 | American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of St. Louis, Francis G. Slay.

1935 | American psychiatrist and author, Frances Cress Welsing, died in 2016.

1983 | French tennis player, Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2016 | American football player, Tray Walker, 24.

2004 | Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods, Harrison McCain, 77.

2015 | Chinese footballer and manager, Zhao Dayu, 54.

2011 | American lawyer and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, 86.

2016 | Czech director and screenwriter, Jan NÄ¿mec, 80.

SPORTS

2021 | On this day in the Europa League, Paul Pogba returned from injury to send Manchester United into the Europa League quarter-finals after a 1-0 win over AC Milan in a second leg, the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw. Man United qualified for the quarter-final on 2-1 on aggregate.

ENTERTAINMENT

2016 | On this day “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” was released in the United States.

AFRICA FACT

In 1988, Hussein Ahmed Salah a Djiboutian athlete won a bronze medal at the Olympics.

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