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.
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February 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1268The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
- 1332Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
- 1846Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
- 1861In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
- 1912New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1930Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
- 1943The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
- 1954The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
- 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.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1883Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1909)
- 1898Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
- 1922Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
- 1944Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
- 1955Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
- 1960Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
- 1974Carrie Ann Baade, American painter
- 1981Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
- 1985Todd Lasance, Australian actor
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