February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2018 was the 49th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1332Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
- 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.
- 1745The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
- 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.
- 1970The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
- 1991The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
- 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1658Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
- 1892Wendell Willkie, American politician (d. 1944)
- 1939Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
- 1944Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
- 1958Lucie Visser, Dutch actress and model
- 1975Sarah Brown, American actress
- 1977Chrissie Wellington, British tri-athlete
- 1977Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1980Regina Spektor, Russian/American singer and songwriter
- 1981Larry Sweeney, American professional wrestler
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