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On this day: March 18

POSTED: 10:41 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 17, 2014 

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 - Tri-State Tornado
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1925: The Tri-State Tornado tears a 200-mile path through the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, killing at least 695 people. It was the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

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