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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1846Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
- 1861In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
- 1873Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
- 1930Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
- 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.
- 1958New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 2001Inter-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.
- 2007Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1848Louis Comfort Tiffany, American glass artist (d. 1933)
- 1931Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
- 1935Janette Oke, Canadian writer
- 1947Eliot Lance Engel, American politician
- 1948Sinéad Cusack, Irish actress
- 1950John Hughes, American film director (d. 2009)
- 1952Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- 1967Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
- 1975Keith Gillespie, Irish footballer
- 1982Juelz Santana, American rapper
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