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 - Gandhi 1920
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1922: As a result of his efforts leading mass civil disobedience protesting British rule in India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for sedition. He was released in February 1924 for an appendicitis operation, having served only two years of his sentence.


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