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Thursday February 18, 2021

February 18: Day of the Week

February 18, 2021 is the 49th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1637
    Eighty 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.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1861
    With the Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
  • 1865
    Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
  • 1955
    Operation 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.
  • 1958
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1983
    Thirteen 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.
  • 2001
    Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
  • 2003
    Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
  • 2010
    Nigerien 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?

  • 1914
    Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1926
    Wallace Berman, American artist
  • 1933
    Sir Bobby Robson, English football player and manager (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Jean Auel, American writer
  • 1946
    Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • 1955
    Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1970
    Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
  • 1978
    Oliver Pocher, German comedian
  • 1989
    Vicente, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990
    Cody Hodgson, Canadian hockey player

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