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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1332Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
- 1745The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
- 1781Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opened his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
- 1861In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
- 1865Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
- 1943The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
- 1946Sailors 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
- 1969Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
- 1991The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1609Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian (d. 1674)
- 1909Wallace Stegner, American writer (d. 1993)
- 1939Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist
- 1945Judy Rankin, American golfer
- 1947Eliot Lance Engel, American politician
- 1948Sinéad Cusack, Irish actress
- 1955Raymond Rougeau, Canadian wrestler
- 1967Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
- 1970Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
- 1985Chelsea Hobbs, American actress
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