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Monday 19 March 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Engineer's Day (Ghana. 19-24 March in 2018. Every last full week of March)
  • Engineer's Day (Spain)

Events

  • 1979 – The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
  • 1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup.
  • 1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence, exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • 1962 – Highly influential artist, Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.
  • 1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.
  • 1941 – World War II: The 99th Pursuit Squadron also known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black unit of the US Army Air Corps, is activated.
  • 1920 – The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
  • 1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.
  • 1861 – The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand.
  • 1563 – The Edict of Amboise is signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots.

Births

  • 1988 – Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • 1979 – Hee-seop Choi, South Korean-American baseball player
  • 1979 – Sheldon Brown, American football player
  • 1976 – Andre Miller, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Brant Bjork, American drummer
  • 1969 – Gary Jules, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Tyrone Hill, American basketball player and coach
  • 1967 – Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian-American ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Mary Scheer, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Neil LaBute, American director and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1958 – Andy Reid, American football player and coach
  • 1956 – Yegor Gaidar, Russian economist and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2009)
  • 1955 – Bruce Willis, German-American actor and producer
  • 1953 – Billy Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1953 – Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952 – Chris Brubeck, American pianist and composer
  • 1952 – Harvey Weinstein, American director and producer
  • 1950 – James Redfield, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1949 – Blase J. Cupich, American theologian and cardinal
  • 1948 – David Schnitter, American saxophonist and educator
  • 1947 – Glenn Close, American actress, singer, and producer
  • 1947 – Joe Dolce, American-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Ruth Pointer, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1942 – Richard Dobson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1938 – Joe Kapp, American football player, coach, and actor
  • 1937 – Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American R&B singer and pianist
  • 1935 – Burt Metcalfe, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1935 – Nancy Malone, American actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Philip Roth, American novelist
  • 1933 – Phyllis Newman, American actress and singer
  • 1933 – Renée Taylor, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Gay Brewer, American golfer (d. 2007)
  • 1928 – Patrick McGoohan, Irish-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1927 – Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)
  • 1925 – Brent Scowcroft, American general and diplomat, 9th United States National Security Advisor
  • 1923 – Pamela Britton, American actress (d. 1974)
  • 1922 – Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Lennie Tristano, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1978)
  • 1916 – Irving Wallace, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1915 – Patricia Morison, American actress and singer
  • 1915 – Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
  • 1914 – Jay Berwanger, American football player and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – Leonidas Alaoglu, Canadian-American mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)
  • 1910 – Joseph Carroll, American general (d. 1991)
  • 1909 – Louis Hayward, South African-born American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1905 – Joe Rollino, American weightlifter and boxer (d. 2010)
  • 1904 – John Sirica, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1901 – Jo Mielziner, French-American set designer (d. 1976)
  • 1894 – Moms Mabley, American comedian and singer (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – James Van Fleet, American general and diplomat (d. 1992)
  • 1892 – Theodore Sizer, American professor of the history of art (d. 1967)
  • 1891 – Earl Warren, American lieutenant, jurist, and politician, 14th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1974)
  • 1888 – Josef Albers, German-American painter and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1883 – Joseph Stilwell, American general (d. 1946)
  • 1882 – Gaston Lachaise, French-American sculptor (d. 1935)
  • 1881 – Edith Nourse Rogers, American social worker and politician (d. 1960)
  • 1868 – Senda Berenson Abbott, Lithuanian-born Jewish-American basketball player and educator (d. 1954)
  • 1865 – William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1864 – Charles Marion Russell, American painter and sculptor (d. 1926)
  • 1860 – William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (d. 1925)
  • 1848 – Wyatt Earp, American police officer (d. 1929)
  • 1847 – Albert Pinkham Ryder, American painter (d. 1917)
  • 1748 – Elias Hicks, American farmer, minister, and theologian (d. 1830)
  • 1734 – Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1817)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Gus Douglass, American farmer and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Joseph F. Weis, Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1912)
  • 2014 – Patrick Joseph McGovern, American businessman, founded IDG (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Robert S. Strauss, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Clancy Lyall, American sergeant (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Jim Case, American director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Ulu Grosbard, Belgian-American director and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2009 – Maria Bergson, Austrian-American architect and interior designer (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (b. 1925)
  • 2000 – Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • 1997 – Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter and educator (b. 1904)
  • 1996 – Virginia Henderson, American nurse, researcher, theorist and author (b. 1897)
  • 1990 – Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (b. 1966)
  • 1984 – Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
  • 1982 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1956)
  • 1977 – William L. Laurence, Lithuanian-born American journalist and author (b. 1888)
  • 1973 – Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American tenor and actor (b. 1890)
  • 1950 – Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (b. 1875)
  • 1944 – William Hale Thompson, American rancher and politician, 41st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1869)
  • 1942 – Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, and entomologist (b. 1855)
  • 1919 – Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist of Appalachia (b. 1879)
  • 1900 – John Bingham, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1815)
  • 1816 – Philip Mazzei, Italian-American physician and philosopher (b. 1730)
  • 1687 – René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (b. 1643)
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