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 - Aleksei Leonov
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1965: Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes and nine seconds, becomes the first person to walk in space. Leonov was connected to the craft by a 5.35-meter tether during his space walk. He's seen here in an official portrait from 1974.

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