spotlight Today in history: Mar. 18 Mar 18, 2023 Mar 18, 2023 0 The NBA said it was easing some of its health and safety protocols for individuals who were fully vaccinated. 1922: Mohandas K. Gandhi In 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was sentenced in India to six years’ imprisonment for civil disobedience. (He was released after serving two years.) ASSOCIATED PRESS 1940: Benito Mussolini On March 18, 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at the Brenner Pass, where the Italian dictator agreed to join Germany’s war against France and Britain. STR 1942: Milton S. Eisenhower In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order authorizing the War Relocation Authority, which was put in charge of interning Japanese-Americans, with Milton S. Eisenhower (the younger brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower) as its director. Charles Tasnadi 1965: Alexei Leonov In 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2012: Mitt Romney Mitt Romney scored an overwhelming win in Puerto Rico’s Republican presidential primary, trouncing chief rival Rick Santorum. J. Scott Applewhite 2016: Salah Abdeslam In 2016, police in Brussels captured Europe’s most wanted fugitive, Salah Abdeslam, who was the prime suspect in the deadly 2015 Paris attacks. Uncredited 2017: Chuck Berry Chuck Berry, rock ’n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died at his home west of St. Louis at age 90. DOUGLAS PIZAC 2018: Vladimir Putin In 2018, Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing reelection victory for six more years as Russia’s president. HOGP 2021: NBA The NBA said it was easing some of its health and safety protocols for individuals who were fully vaccinated. Eric Gay 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Birthday Celebrity Today's Birthdays Today-in-history Related to this collection Most Popular Today in sports history: March 27 In 2011, Jamie Skeen scores 26 points as Virginia Commonwealth delivers the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament, a 71-61 win over No. 1 seed … Today in sports history: March 24 In 1979, Indiana State, led by Larry Bird, advances to the NCAA Championship game by squeezing past DePaul 76-74. Bird has 35 points, 16 rebou… Celebrity birthdays: Mar. 25 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alex Moffat, Amy Pascal, Big Sean, Chris Redd, Domenick Lombardozzi… Celebrity birthdays: Mar. 22 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alex Padilla, Bob Costas, Constance Wu, George Benson, James Patter… Celebrity birthdays: Mar. 26 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today including Alan Arkin, Bianca Kajlich, Carly Chaikin, Diana Ross, James Caan, J… Today in history: Mar. 22 In 2021, former Los Angeles Lakers star Elgin Baylor, an 11-time NBA All-Star, died at the age of 86. Today in sports history: March 22 In 1997, Tara Lipinski, at age 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest ladies’ world figure skating champion in Lausanne, Switzerland. Today in history: Mar. 28 In 1977, “Rocky” won best picture at the 49th Academy Awards; Peter Finch was honored posthumously as best actor for “Network” while his co-st… Today in history: Mar. 23 In 1965, America’s first two-person space mission took place as Gemini 3 blasted off with astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and John W. Young… Today in history: Mar. 26 In 1827, composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna at age 56.