On this day: March 18

Published: Mar 13 2013 01:41:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.

OTD March 18 - Warren Christopher
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2011: Warren Christopher, who served as the 63rd secretary of state during President Bill Clinton's first term, dies from complications of kidney and bladder cancer at the age of 85 in Los Angeles, California. He also served as deputy attorney general in President Lyndon Johnson's administration, and as deputy secretary of state in President Jimmy Carter's administration. He was also sent to supervise the contested Florida recount for Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

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