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  1. A Roman legionary trained often by regular marching for 18 miles in 5 hours and then speed marching for 21 miles in 5 hours in a single day, all the while carrying a backpack of 45 pounds and armor of 20 pounds.

  2. On March 18, 1990, two thieves stole 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, including a Manet, two Rembrandts, and a Vermeer. Their total value is estimated at $500M, making it the largest private property theft ever. Both the thieves and the paintings have never been found.

  3. In March 2011 a team of scientists, engineers & balloon pilots made a Pixar’s 'Up' inspired floating house for Nat Geo. Launching a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ coloured weather balloons (setting a new world record). Reached an altitude of 10,000 feet & flew for 1 hour or so.

  4. Burnside led a successful campaign in coastal North Carolina in early 1862 that effectively closed down Confederate shipping in the Atlantic for most of the war, which earned him a promotion to major general of volunteers on March 18, 1862.

  5. Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

  6. Charles Lindbergh was ordered to report to Brooks Field on March 19th, 1924 to begin training for the United States Army Air Service. He graduated top of his class 8 days after a serious mid-air collision that forced him to bail out of the aircraft. Only 18 of the original 104 cadets graduated.

  7. Johnny Appleseed died on March 18, 1845, at the age of 70, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  8. Mating season starts in June and ends in March because great quantity of food is available during that period. Males reach sexual maturity with 18 months, and females when they reach 3 years. Kiwis mate for life.

  9. Adam Rainer (1899–4 March 1950), of Austria, is the only person in recorded history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant. 4 feet 6.3 inches (138 cm) at 18 years old and 7 feet 8 inches (233.7 cm) when he died at the age of 51.

  10. On March 18, 1990, two thieves stole 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, including a Manet, two Rembrandts, and a Vermeer. Their total value is estimated at $500M, making it the largest private property theft ever. Neither the thieves nor the paintings have been found.

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On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov stepped outside of Voskhod-2 to begin the world's first spacewalk. Once in space, his suit over-inflated, making it too big and stiff to re-enter the airlock. He had to use a valve to slowly depressurize his suit until it was small enough to squeeze back in.

On March 18, 1929 Fermi was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Italy by Benito Mussolini.

Female cones reach maturity 18 months after pollination. Each cone contains around 200 seeds that are orange-brown colored and shaped like pine nuts. Mature cones disintegrate from March to April to release seed.

Elaine Herzberg was the first pedestrian to ever be killed by a self-driving car. On March 18, 2018, Herzberg was pushing a bicycle across a four-lane road when she was struck by an Uber test vehicle. She later died in the hospital from her injuries.

On March 18, 1987, over 2000 scientists excited by new superconductor research gathered in a ballroom to view a marathon, last-minute, all night discussion session on the topic. It was later dubbed "the Woodstock of Physics."

On March 18, eighteen Allied battleships advanced to the narrowest point where the straits are only one mile wide. The Turks had laid mines before the Allied arrival, which caused immense damage and created a choke point.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups. Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA

In March 2003, on several occasions beginning on March 18, the day before United States forces entered Baghdad, nearly US$1 billion was stolen from the Central Bank of Iraq.

Mt. Vesuvius Last Erupted on March 18, 1944, during the Allied occupation of Italy. It is responsible for the largest loss of Allied planes during the war, with around 80 aircraft destroyed.

A large prospective cohort study of cell phone use and its possible long-term health effects was launched in Europe in March 2010. This study, known as COSMOS, has enrolled approximately 290,000 cell phone users aged 18 years or older to date and will follow them for 20 to 30 years.

In East Texas, New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, one of the worst school disasters in American history, killed almost 300 students and teachers. Explosion was caused when pockets of natural gas that had leaked from the school's heating system were suddenly ignited by a spark.

On March 18, 1925 a single tornado called the "Tri-State Tornado" decimated towns and property for over 219 miles across three states, was a mile wide, and caused nearly 700 deaths and 2027 injuries.

Today(March 18), 76 years ago, was the day Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.

On 11 March 2011, out of 18,000 people killed by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, only 75 were children in the care of their teachers. All but one were at Okawa elementary school - but this tragedy at Okawa could've been avoided were they better prepared

On 18 March 1910, Harry Houdini became the first person to fly a plane in Australia. He'd purchased a Voisin Biplane in Hamburg, Germany for $5,000 and made the flight at Digger's Rest in Victoria while visiting the country.

Robert Gates, 36th President of the Boy Scouts of America was the Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from April 18, 1986 – March 20, 1989.

During late 19th and early 20th Century in America, many Italian communities were lynched and rioted by the Ku Klux Klan, whose members did not consider them white. In Niles, OH, a KKK march of thousands on the town’s community resulted in 18 hours of full-blown rioting.

The 26th Amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified on July 1, 1971. At 101 days, it was the quickest ratification of an amendment in history.

The SS Torrey Canyon— an oil tanker that ran aground on Pollard Rock on the Seven Stones Reef, off the coast of Cornwall, on 18 March 1967. It was the world’s worst oil spill at that time, and remains the worst oil spill in UK history.

On March 29, 2018, Canadian accountant Scott Foster played 14 minutes in an NHL game, had 7/7 saves, and is one of 18 goalies in the NHL to have a perfect 1.0 save rate. He got to keep the team jersey he wore in the game but recieved no other compensation for his work.

As of March 29, 2016, Amazon Prime Video offered 18,405 movies and 1,981 TV shows in the U.S., while Netflix stocked 4,563 movies and 2,445 shows, and Hulu had 3,588 shows and 6,656 movies, as per research by Barclay’s.

The grandsons of president John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) are still alive.

On March 18, 1990, 13 works of art valued at a combined total of $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

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