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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1913Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
- 1943The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
- 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
- 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.
- 1977The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden “flight” on top of a Boeing 747.
- 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.
- 2003Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
- 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.
- 2007New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 18?
- 1890Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
- 1890Edward Arnold, American actor (d. 1956)
- 1907Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (d. 2008)
- 1946Michael Buerk, British newsreader
- 1950Cybill Shepherd, American actress
- 1961Hironobu Kageyama, Japanese singer
- 1967Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
- 1976Leilani Munter, American race car driver
- 1978Oliver Pocher, German comedian
- 1989Vicente, Brazilian footballer
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