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 - Leona Helmsley
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1992: Leona Helmsley, the hotel operator and real estate investor known for her flamboyant personality and tyrannical behavior, is sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion. Helmsley, whose behavior earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean," served a total of 21 months and was released in January 1994.


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