On this day: March 18

POSTED: 10:41 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 17, 2016 

Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.

OTD March 18 - Michael Jordan
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1995: With a two-word press release stating simply "I'm back," Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17-month NBA retirement and attempt to become a major-league baseball player. The next day, Jordan donned jersey No. 45 (his number with the Chicago White Sox minor-league affiliate Birmingham Barons), as his familiar No. 23 had been retired in his honor following his first retirement, and scored 19 points as the Chicago Bulls lost in overtime to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.


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