What happened this day in history February 18, 2001

What are the important events that happened on February 18, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 18, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 18, 2001 is the 49th day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 5, 2001 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 982,454,400 seconds 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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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $50.87. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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February 18, 2001 Historical Events

  • 2001
    FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 2001
    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.
  • 2001
    Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.

Who died on February 18, 2001?

  • 2001
    Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
  • 2001
    Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)

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