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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1268The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
- 1814Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
- 1846Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
- 1906Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
- 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.
- 1977The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
- 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.
- 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1817Lewis A. Armistead, American Confederate general (d. 1863)
- 1850George Henschel, German-British baritone, conductor, composer (d. 1934)
- 1925George Kennedy, American actor
- 1939Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
- 1967Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
- 1967Marco Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
- 1969Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009)
- 1970Andy Williams, British musician (Doves)
- 1989Vicente, Brazilian footballer
- 1990Park Shin-hye, South Korean actress
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