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 - Maurice Richard
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Hockey Hall of Fame

1945: In the Montreal Canadiens' 50th and final game of the National Hockey League season, a 4-2 road victory over the Boston Bruins, Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. It would be 16 years before another NHLer joined Richard in the 50-goal club and 30 years before anyone hit the mark in as few games.


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