- February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year (317 in leap years).
- The preceding day is February 17
- Next day is February 19.
February 18th Deaths (Here)
February 18 Events:
3102 BC – Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
1229 – The Sixth Crusade - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a 10-year truce with al-Kamil.
1268 – Battle of Rakvere - Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov.
1332 – Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1478 – George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason is executed in private at the Tower of London.
1685 – Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay.
1745 – The city of Surakarta, Central Java becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
1797 – Trinidad surrenders to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
1814 – The Battle of Montereau.
1841 – First ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins.
1846 – Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
1856 – The Know-Nothings convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1861 – Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1861 – Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy & Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
1865 – Major General William T. Sherman's Union forces set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
1873 – Vasil Levski (Bulgarian revolutionary leader) is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
1878 – John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans.
1885 – Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.
1901 – Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons.
1906 – Belgian Olympic Committee is formed in Brussels by Edouard de Laveleye.
1911 – The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India.
1913 – Raymond Poincaré becomes President of France.
1929 – The first Academy Awards are announced.
1930 – Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
1932 – The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (old Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
1943 – Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
1943 – Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
1948 – Eamon de Valera resigns as Taoiseach of Ireland.
1954 – Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1955 – Operation Teapot - Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site.
1957 – Dedan Kimathi (Kenyan rebel leader) is executed by the British colonial government.
1965 – The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1972 – California Supreme Court - case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state's death penalty.
1977 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle - maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
1979 – Sahara Desert snow fall, in southern Algeria, occurs for the only time in recorded history.
1983 – Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington.
1991 – IRA bombs Paddington station & Victoria station in London.
2001 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union.
2001 – Dale Earnhardt, Sr. dies when his stock car crashes on the final lap of the Daytona 500.
2003 – Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
2003 – Comet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion - recorded by the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory.
2004 – Run-away freight train near Neyshabur in Iran, carrying sulfur, petrol & fertilizer catches fire & explodes.
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