February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2017 was the 49th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1229The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
- 1332Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
- 1637Eighty Years’ War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a Spanish fleet intercepts an important Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44 vessels escorted by 6 warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
- 1797French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
- 1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
- 1932The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
- 1954The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
- 1978The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu, won by Gordon Haller.
- 2001Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1374Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)
- 1602Per Brahe, Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
- 1929Len Deighton, British author
- 1930Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
- 1944Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
- 1975Simon Kvamm, Danish singer and comedian
- 1978Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer
- 1988Maiara Walsh, American actress
- 1988Max, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
- 1991Malese Jow, American actress and singer
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