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 - Johnny Appleseed
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1845: John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," dies in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 70. The environmentalist and pioneer became an American legend while he was still alive, introducing apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.


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