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Saturday February 18, 2017

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.

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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.

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February 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1268
    The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
  • 1332
    Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1846
    Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
  • 1861
    In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1912
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
  • 1954
    The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 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?

  • 1883
    Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1909)
  • 1898
    Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • 1922
    Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • 1944
    Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
  • 1955
    Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1960
    Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
  • 1974
    Carrie Ann Baade, American painter
  • 1981
    Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
  • 1985
    Todd Lasance, Australian actor

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