Today in History - March 18

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Today in History - March 18

Friday, Mar 18 2011 by kjfitz
1893 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.

1937 – The New London School explosion kills three hundred, mostly children.