Today's ephemeris: what happened on March 18

In the ephemeris of March 18 These events that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world stand out:

1844. Rimsky-Korsakov is born

born Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, one of the great Russian composers. orchestra master, left works like Great Russian Easter Overturehe Spanish Whim and Scheherazade. Among his operas stand out The golden rooster and The Jumping Tsar. He was the teacher of musicians such as Igor Stravinsky and Ottorino Respighi. died in 1908.

1938. Mexico nationalizes oil

Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas signs the decree expropriating oil trusts of foreign origin. In this way, oil production is nationalized. Cárdenas applies article 27 of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 and a 1936 expropriation law, which affects companies from the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Pemex, the state oil company, is born.

1962. Elections and annulment

Elections to governor in Argentina. The ban on Peronism, which wins in five provinces, is partially lifted. The most resounding triumph is in Buenos Aires, where it prevails trade unionist Andrés Framini. In Córdoba, a leader of the People’s UCR wins: Arturo Illia. No governor elected on March 18 will come to office. Pressured by the military President Arturo Frondizi annuls the elections, days before being overthrown.

1976. The disappearance of Tenorinho

Six days before the military coup of March 24, 1976, a task force kidnaps Brazilian pianist Francisco Tenorio Cerqueira Júnior, better known as Tenorinho. She was 34 years old, she had recorded an album in 1964, entitled I pack and was on tour with Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho. Years later, a former agent from the Navy School of Mechanics revealed that Tenorinho he was intercepted in the street and taken to the ESMAwhere he was murdered.

1996. Goodbye to Niní Marshall

go dead Nini Marshall at 92 years old. One of the most important figures of the Argentine show business in the 20th century, her real name was María Esther Traverso. Her career began on the radio, where she appeared in her characters Cándida and Catita. She filmed movies like You have to educate Niní, Divorce in Montevideo, Wedding in Buenos Aires, Honeymoon in Rio, Carmen and dead fly. After the military coup of 1943, he went into exile in Mexico. He returned to the country after the fall of Perón. She acted on television and put on the stage show And…he left us suddenly. He retired in the early 1980s, considered a mythical acting figure.

2017. Chuck Berry dies

Chuck Berry passes away at 90. “If you want to give rock and roll another name, give it the name of Chuck Berry”, John Lennon once said to depict the influence of the guitarist and composer. Classics like “Johnny B. Goode”, “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Rock and Roll Music” are owed to him.composed in the 50s. He is one of the essential pioneers in the history of rock.

In addition, in Argentina it is the Telecommunications Worker’s Day.

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J. A. Allen

Author, blogger, freelance writer. Hater of spiders. Drinker of wine. Mother of hellions.

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