HISTORY
18 March 2023: This day in history

1123: First Council of the Lateran (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified

1314: Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake by King Philip IV of France

1325: According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date on an island in what was then Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico

1890: German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II

1900: Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1922: British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1940: Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler meet at Brenner Pass where the Italian dictator agrees he will, in due course, join Germany’s impending war effort in the west

1965: Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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