Historical Events for 18th March 2023

1662 – First public bus service begins, promoted by Blaise Pascal, operates in Paris as the “Carosses a Cinq Sous” until 1675
1870 – 1st US National Wildlife Preserve (Lake Meritt in Oakland California)
1891 – Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1938 – NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
1944 – Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1950 – CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
1965 – Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1990 – 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
2011 – MESSENGER spacecraft enters Mercury’s orbit
2014 – US closes the Syrian embassy in Washington and expels all Syrian diplomats

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