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 - Bonnie Blair
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1964: Speed skater Bonnie Blair, who won five gold medals and one bronze medal as one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history, is born in Cornwall, N.Y.

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