On March 18, 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, after four months of major protests in America.
On March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. Cleveland would go on to win the popular vote for president three times, and to be elected the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He opposed high tariffs, inflation, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans.
On March 18, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9102 establishing the War Relocation Authority to specifically abridge the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans by taking them into custody without any criminal charge. Over 120,000 citizens were forcibly relocated into internment camps.
On March 18, 1968, the U.S. Congress repealed the requirement for a gold reserve to back paper money in the U.S.