On this day: March 18

Published On: Mar 13 2013 12:41:58 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Teddy Pendergrass
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Philadelphia International Records

1982: R&B and soul singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down. After his injury, he founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injuries. Pendergrass is best known for songs such as "Close the Door," "Love TKO" and "Turn Off the Lights."

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