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Today in history, March 18

March 18 is the 78th day of 2016. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year.

1837: President Grover Cleveland is born in Caldwell, New Jersey.

1892: Lord Stanley, Canada's former Governor General, pledges to donate a silver challenge cup to be awarded to the best hockey team.

1937: Natural gas leak leads to explosion at New London, Texas school, resulting in 300 deaths, mostly children.

1940: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at Brenner Pass and agree to form alliance against France and Great Britain.

1965: Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov steps outside Voskhod 2, becoming first man to walk in space.

1990: Thieves steal 12 paintings worth $300 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

1995: Michael Jordan leaves baseball and returns to the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

2012: Furman Bisher, longtime sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, dies in Fayetteville, Georgia at age 93.

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