Historical Events for 18th March 2019

1781 – Charles Messier rediscovers global cluster M92
1793 – Second Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
1892 – Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
1903 – Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders
1915 – French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed
1953 – Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1996 – 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT’s Swimathon ’96
1997 – Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
2003 – FBI agents raid the corporate headquarters of HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama on suspicion of massive corporate fraud led by the company’s top executives.
2014 – US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington and expels all Syrian diplomats

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