February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2019 is the 49th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1865Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
- 1873Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
- 1900Second Boer War: Imperial forces suffer their worst single-day loss of life on Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg.
- 1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
- 1943Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
- 1954The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
- 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.
- 1977New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake 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.
- 2004Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a runaway freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1897Charles Kuentz, German-born French WW1 veteran and centenarian (d. 2005)
- 1925George Kennedy, American actor
- 1962Moe Lemay, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
- 1975Keith Gillespie, Irish footballer
- 1976Leilani Munter, American race car driver
- 1980Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
- 1981Alex Rios, American baseball player
- 1981Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
- 1991Sebastian Neumann, German footballer
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