What are the important events that happened on February 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 18: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 18 is the 49th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 5, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 439,440 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘tetracontaenneagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 360 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,615 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 18 Historical Events
Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 18?
Per Brahe, Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (d. 1906)
William Laurel Harris, American mural painter and writer (d. 1924)
Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
Paul Reed Smith, American luthier
Tony Anselmo, American animator
Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
Ricardo Salampessy, Indonesian footballer
Max, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
Who died on February 18?
Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (b. 1449)
Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b. 1959)
Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927)
Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
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