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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 - George Plimpton
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1927: Author and actor George Plimpton, widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review, as well as his performances in movies like "Reds," "Volunteers" and "L.A. Story," is born in New York City. He died of a heart attack at age 76 on Sept. 25, 2003.

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