Wednesday March 18, 2026
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Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)
- 37 - Then the Roman emperor Tiberius has passed away two days earlier it says Roman Senate exclaim his adopted grandson Caligula to new emperor. In his will, Tiberius expressed the desire for Caligula to co-rule with his biological grandson Tiberius Gemellus, but the Senate has the will annulled and Tiberius Gemellus dies soon after under unclear circumstances. However, Caligula himself is assassinated only four years later.
- 417 - Then Innocent I has died a week earlier is elected Zosimus to the Pope.
- 731 - Then Gregory II has passed away on February 11 is elected Gregory III to the Pope. He becomes the last pope whose election is confirmed by the Byzantine emperor.
- 978 - The English King Edward is murdered by his stepmother Elfrida, as she would rather see her son Ethelred (Edvard's half-brother) on the throne. On the same day, the ten-year-old Ethelred becomes king of England and remains so until 1013, when he is deposed by the invading Danish king Sven Twobeard.
- 1848 - In the aftermath of the February Revolution in Paris, large crowds gather in Stockholm and demand political reforms and universal suffrage (some even that the monarchy be abolished). The crowd smashes windows in De la Croix's Great Hall at Brunkebergstorg, where a banquet is being held to discuss the situation in the capital, and they threaten to enter the building. Governor Jakob Wilhelm Sprengtporten succeeds with the help of the military in clearing the square and arresting some of the revolutionaries, although the crowd responds with stone throwing. King Oscar I succeeds in temporarily calming the crowd by listening to their demands and complaints and ordering the release of those arrested. As the unrest continues the next day, however, the military is ordered to open fire on the crowd and 18 demonstrators are killed in the tumult. The events, which go down in history as the march riots, causes the formerly liberal and forward-thinking king to become more conservative and opposed to reform.
- 1871 - After France has lost Franco-German War against the Prussians and the Germans after a four-month siege of Paris have marched triumphantly into the city, food shortages, defeat in the war and the fall of the city have led to general discontent in the French capital. Armed revolutionary workers, who have helped in the defense of the city, are therefore taking over the management of it on this day, which is called Paris Commune. It controls the city until May 28, when the French army defeats it, after which Paris returns to being the capital of the year before founded Third French Republic.
- 1913 - The Greek King George I is assassinated in the open street by the anarchist school teacher Constantine I, who now directly takes over the throne.
- 1965 - The Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov becomes the first person in the world to complete one space walk, when he leaves the spacecraft for 12 minutes and 9 seconds Voschod 2, only connected to it by a 5.35 meter long cable.
- 2012 - The German Bundestag chooses Joachim Gauck to federal president, then the representative Christian Wulff has resigned from the post prematurely on February 17. Gauck lost the presidential election to Wulff in 2010.