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Tuesday February 18, 2020

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.

February 2020
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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.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
  • 1846
    Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
  • 1906
    Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology.
  • 1977
    The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
  • 1979
    Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
  • 1983
    Thirteen 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.
  • 2001
    FBI 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?

  • 1817
    Lewis A. Armistead, American Confederate general (d. 1863)
  • 1850
    George Henschel, German-British baritone, conductor, composer (d. 1934)
  • 1925
    George Kennedy, American actor
  • 1939
    Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
  • 1967
    Marco Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1969
    Tomaž Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009)
  • 1970
    Andy Williams, British musician (Doves)
  • 1989
    Vicente, Brazilian footballer
  • 1990
    Park Shin-hye, South Korean actress

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