February 18: Day of the Week
February 18, 2019 was the 49th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1781Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opened his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
- 1846Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
- 1865Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
- 1906Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
- 1954The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
- 1969Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
- 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.
- 1977New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Snake in Chinese astrology.
- 1977The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1642Marie Champmeslé, French actress (d. 1698)
- 1817Lewis A. Armistead, American Confederate general (d. 1863)
- 1849Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (d. 1906)
- 1916Jean Drapeau, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
- 1948Keith Knudsen, American drummer and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2005)
- 1966Guy Ferland, American television director
- 1970Susan Egan, American actress
- 1977Ike Barinholtz, American actor
- 1977Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1992Logan Miller, American actor
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