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March 18th is unique in the tapestry of themed observances it holds. Across the globe and within societies, this date is marked by environmental consciousness, introspection in relationships, and a touch of humor towards life's small hiccups.

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Interesting Facts of March 18th

  1. 1. Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov performed the first spacewalk (extravehicular activity, or EVA) on March 18, 1965 during the Voskhod 2 mission, venturing outside his spacecraft for 12 minutes.
  2. 2. The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history, occurred on March 18, 1925, raging through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, and resulting in 695 confirmed fatalities.
  3. 3. One of the largest art heists in history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on March 18, 1990, with thieves stealing works valued at up to $500 million, including paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt.
  4. 4. On March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake in Paris, France, after being charged with heresy and other offenses by King Philip IV.