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Saturday February 18, 2017

February 18: Day of the Week

February 18, 2017 was the 49th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 316 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1229
    The 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.
  • 1745
    The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
  • 1797
    French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
  • 1932
    The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
  • 1946
    Sailors 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
  • 1957
    Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
  • 1969
    Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
  • 1970
    The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  • 1991
    The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
  • 2007
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on February 18?

  • 1914
    Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Bill Cullen, American game show host (d. 1990)
  • 1931
    Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
  • 1933
    Sir Bobby Robson, English football player and manager (d. 2009)
  • 1947
    Carlos Lopes, Portuguese athlete
  • 1955
    Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1974
    Carrie Ann Baade, American painter
  • 1981
    Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
  • 1985
    Lee Boyd Malvo, Jamaican spree killer

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