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 - Natasha Richardson
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2009: British actress Natasha Richardson dies of an epidural hematoma at the age of 45 two days after suffering a head injury when she fell during a skiing lesson in Quebec, Canada. Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and the sister of actress Joely Richardson, had been married to actor Liam Neeson since 1994. She was best known for her roles in movies like "Nell," "The Parent Trap" and "Maid in Manhattan."


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