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.
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)
- 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.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
- 1861With the Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
- 1865Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2003Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
- 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?
- 1914Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
- 1926Wallace Berman, American artist
- 1933Sir Bobby Robson, English football player and manager (d. 2009)
- 1936Jean Auel, American writer
- 1946Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
- 1955Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
- 1970Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
- 1978Oliver Pocher, German comedian
- 1989Vicente, Brazilian footballer
- 1990Cody Hodgson, Canadian hockey player
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