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 - Jacob Schick
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1931: The first practical electric shavers, produced by Jacob Schick's Schick Inc., go on sale in New York City. They sold for $25 each and about 3,000 were sold in the first year, with sales increasing until 1.5 million were in users' hands by 1937.

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