Daily Almanac: March 18, 2023


RISE: 7:49 a.m.
SET: 7:54 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 31 °F
LOW: 21 °F

Today is…

• Awkward Moments Day
• Maple Syrup Day
• National Corn Dog Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1892 Lord Stanley of Preston pledges to donate a challenge cup for the best ice hockey team in Canada. Today, the Stanley Cup is the world’s most prestigious ice hockey trophy.
• 1965
Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space. During the tethered spacewalk, which lasted 12 minutes.
• 1990
East Germany holds its first and only free parliamentary elections. The election was held between the peaceful revolution leading to the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1989 and the German reunification in 1990.

Births On This Day

• 1837 Grover Cleveland
American lawyer, politician, 22nd President of the United States
• 1932
John Updike
American author, poet, critic

Deaths On This Day

• 978 Edward the Martyr
English king
• 1745
Robert Walpole
English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom