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Saturday February 18, 2017

February 18: Day of the Week

February 18, 2017 is the 49th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1637
    Eighty 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.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1846
    Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
  • 1930
    Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
  • 1946
    Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
  • 1954
    The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1977
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1977
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
  • 2001
    FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 2001
    Inter-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.

Who were born on February 18?

  • 1870
    William Laurel Harris, American mural painter and writer (d. 1924)
  • 1883
    Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek author (d. 1957)
  • 1931
    Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1939
    Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist
  • 1943
    Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
  • 1950
    John Hughes, American film director (d. 2009)
  • 1964
    Matt Dillon, American actor
  • 1977
    Ike Barinholtz, American actor
  • 1983
    Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
  • 1991
    Henry Surtees, English racing driver (d. 2009)

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