March 18

This Day in History

1962

French-Algerian truce

On March 18, 1962, France and Algeria sign a truce to end the Algerian War, signaling the end of 130 years of colonial French rule. In 1954, Muslim guerrillas of the Front de Liberation Nationale … (more...)

417

A Pope Named Zosimus

On this day in 417, following the death of Pope Innocent I, Zosimus was consecrated as Pope in the Vatican City. To this day, virtually nothing is known about his life before he became Pope, except … (more...)