February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2020 was the 49th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 317 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1781Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opened his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
- 1846Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
- 1861In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
- 1861With the Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
- 1878John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
- 1912New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1955Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot “Wasp” is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.
- 1965The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 2003Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1530Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
- 1922Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1925George Kennedy, American actor
- 1949Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
- 1952Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- 1954John Travolta, American actor
- 1971Constantin Popa, Romanian-born Israeli basketball player
- 1976Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
- 1977Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1982Juelz Santana, American rapper
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