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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
- 1878John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
- 1912New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rat in Chinese astrology.
- 1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
- 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.
- 1932The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
- 1943Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
- 1970The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
- 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.
- 2001Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1817Lewis A. Armistead, American Confederate general (d. 1863)
- 1862Charles M. Schwab, American steel magnate (d. 1939)
- 1883Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1909)
- 1918Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008)
- 1922Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1925George Kennedy, American actor
- 1925Marcel Barbeau, Canadian artist
- 1926Wallace Berman, American artist
- 1969Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player
- 1992Logan Miller, American actor
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