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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.
  • 1745
    The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1846
    Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
  • 1913
    Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2007
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 18?

  • 1922
    Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • 1931
    Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1934
    Audre Lorde, Caribbean poet and activist (d. 1992)
  • 1947
    Carlos Lopes, Portuguese athlete
  • 1960
    Greta Scacchi, Australian actress
  • 1965
    Dr. Dre, American record producer and rapper
  • 1977
    Kátia, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Troy Bienemann, American football player
  • 1990
    Cody Hodgson, Canadian hockey player
  • 1991
    Henry Surtees, English racing driver (d. 2009)

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