On this day: March 18

Published On: Mar 13 2013 12:41:58 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2016 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 - New London school explosion
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1937: A natural gas leak at a school in New London, Texas, causes an explosion that kills nearly 300, mostly children, making it the deadliest school disaster in American history.

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