February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2022 was the 49th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1229The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support from the papacy.
- 1745The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
- 1911The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
- 1946Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
- 1954The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
- 1958New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
- 1965The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1991The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
- 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 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?
- 1602Per Brahe, Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
- 1658Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
- 1916Jean Drapeau, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
- 1922Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1935Janette Oke, Canadian writer
- 1958Lucie Visser, Dutch actress and model
- 1960Greta Scacchi, Australian actress
- 1961Hironobu Kageyama, Japanese singer
- 1967Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Thai film director and producer
- 1970Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
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