Mar 18, 2017
March 18. In 37, Caligula was proclaimed emperor of Rome. In 1673, Lord Berkley sold his half of New Jersey to the Quakers. In 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed. In 1818, the US Congress approved the first pensions for government service. In 1931, Schick introduced the first electric shaver. In 1940, Hitler and Mussolini met and decided to work together. In 1945, 1250 bombers attacked Berlin. In 1965, Russian cosmonaut Leonov became the first human to walk in space. In 1986, the US Treasury announced that a clear, polyester thread was to be woven into bills to thwart counterfeiters. In 1990, the first free elections took place in East Germany. In 1994, four guns and 25 boxes of ammo were confiscated from Kurt Cobain after his wife, Courtney Love, called police fearing he was going to commit suicide, which he did 3 weeks later. In 1998, Michael Jackson and his son went shopping for toys in Munich. Jackson dressed as an Arab woman. Happy Birthday, George Plimpton, John Updike, Susan Tyrrell, Bonnie Blair, Queen Latifah. Mission: Take a walk in someone else’s shoes. Dress like an Arab woman.