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Friday February 18, 2022

February 18: Day of the Week

February 18, 2022 is the 49th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1268
    The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
  • 1846
    Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
  • 1873
    Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
  • 1932
    The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
  • 1955
    Operation 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.
  • 1972
    The 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.
  • 1977
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
  • 2001
    Inter-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.
  • 2007
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
  • 2010
    Nigerien 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?

  • 1543
    Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • 1926
    Wallace Berman, American artist
  • 1933
    Mary Ure, Scottish actress (d. 1975)
  • 1935
    Janette Oke, Canadian writer
  • 1949
    Gary Ridgway, American serial killer
  • 1969
    Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Chrissie Wellington, British tri-athlete
  • 1980
    Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1985
    Todd Lasance, Australian actor

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