MARCH 18 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1850 – American Express was founded on the 18th March 1850, by Henry Wells and William Fargo.

1906 – Traian Vuia flew a heavier-than-air aircraft for 20 meters at 1 meter altitude on the 18th March 1906.

1937 – The human-powered aircraftPedaliante, flew 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) on the 18th March 1937, outside Milan.

1938 – Charley Pride the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 18th March 1938.

1941 – Wilson Pickett the American singer-songwriter was born on the 18th March 1941 (died 2006)

1944 – Dick Smith the Australian publisher, businessman and founder of Dick Smith Electronics and Australian Geographic was born on the 18th March 1944.

1945 – Eric Woolfson the Scottish songwriter, lyricist, vocalist, executive producer, pianist, and creator of The Alan Parsons Project was born on the 18th March 1945 (died 2009).

1950 – John Hartman the American drummer from Doobie Brothers was born on the 18th March 1950.

1950 – Larry Perkins the Australian race car driver was born on the 18th March 1950.

1959 – Irene Cara the American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress was born on the 18th March 1959.

1966 – Jerry Cantrell the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Alice in Chains was born on the 18th March 1966.

1966 – Peter Jones the English businessman was born on the 18th March 1966.

1970 – Queen Latifah the American rapper and actress was born on the 18th March 1970.

1978 – Brooke Hanson the Australian swimmer was born on the 18th March 1978.

1979 – Adam Levine the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Maroon 5 was born on the 18th March 1979.

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