This Day in History: March 18

Chen Shui-bian

2000 – Election of Chen Shui-bian. On this day in 2000, Chen Shui-bian, a leader of the pro-independence movement that sought statehood for the Republic of China (Taiwan), was elected president of Taiwan, breaking the Nationalist Party‘s 55-year rule.

Arab oil embargo

1974 – Seven member countries of OPEC lifted a five-month oil embargo against the United States.

Sons of Liberty

1766 – The British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act of 1765 after violent protests from American colonists, including a group known as the Sons of Liberty.

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