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 - Jacob Schick
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1931: The first practical electric shavers, produced by Jacob Schick's Schick Inc., go on sale in New York City. They sold for $25 each and about 3,000 were sold in the first year, with sales increasing until 1.5 million were in users' hands by 1937.


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