February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2019 was the 49th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1229The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
- 1637Eighty 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.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
- 1932The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
- 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
- 1957Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
- 1977The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
- 1978The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu, won by Gordon Haller.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 2007Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1901Reginald Sheffield, British actor (d. 1957)
- 1930Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
- 1939Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
- 1939Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
- 1940Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
- 1950Michel Gauthier, Canadian politician
- 1960Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1969Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player
- 1976Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
- 1988Shane Lyons, American actor and chef
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