February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2021 was the 49th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1478George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
- 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
- 1957Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
- 1965The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1972The California Supreme Court in the case of People v. Anderson, 6 Cal.3d 628 invalidates the state’s death penalty and commutes the sentences of all death row inmates to life imprisonment.
- 1979Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
- 1983Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
- 2004Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a runaway freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- 2010Nigerien rebels attacked the presidential palace in Niamey and replaced President Mamadou Tandja with a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1850George Henschel, German-British baritone, conductor, composer (d. 1934)
- 1931Bob St. Clair, American football player
- 1935Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
- 1952Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- 1953Robbie Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman–Turner Overdrive)
- 1965Dr. Dre, American record producer and rapper
- 1969Jason Sutter, American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi)
- 1970Andy Williams, British musician (Doves)
- 1976Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
- 1991Henry Surtees, English racing driver (d. 2009)
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