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What Happened on February 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 At least 76 people are killed and hundreds are injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine.
2013 Armed robbers steal a haul of diamonds worth $50 million during a raid at Brussels Airport in Belgium.
2010 WikiLeaks publishes the first of hundreds of thousands of classified documents disclosed by the soldier now known as Chelsea Manning.
2007 Samjhauta Express bombings occurred around midnight in Diwana near the Indian city of Panipat, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of New Delhi, India.
2004 Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Nishapur, Iran when a runaway freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertilizer catches fire and explodes.
2003 Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
2001 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
2001 Sampit conflict: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, ultimately resulting in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
1991 The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
1983 Thirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
1979 Richard Petty wins a then-record sixth Daytona 500 after leaders Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough crash on the final lap of the first NASCAR race televised live flag-to-flag.
1977 The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
1972 The 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.
1970 The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
1965 The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1957 Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
1957 Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
1955 Operation Teapot: Teapot test shot "Wasp" is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp is the first of fourteen shots in the Teapot series.
1954 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles.
1947 First Indochina War: The French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains.
1946 Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny in Bombay harbour, from where the action spreads throughout the Provinces of British India, involving 78 ships, twenty shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
1943 World War II: The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
1943 World War II: Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
1942 World War II: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore.
1938 Second Sino-Japanese War: During the Nanking Massacre the Nanking Safety Zone International Committee is renamed "Nanking International Rescue Committee" and the safety zone in place for refugees falls apart.
1932 The Empire of Japan declares a puppet state of Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China and installed former Chinese Emperor Aisin Gioro Puyi as Chief Executive of the State.
1930 While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
1930 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.
1911 The first official flight with airmail takes place from Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now India), when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
1906 ÿdouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
1900 Second Boer War: Imperial forces suffer their worst single-day loss of life on Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg.
1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
1878 John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
1873 Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
1865 American Civil War: Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
1861 In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1861 With Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
1814 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
1797 French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
1791 Congress passes a law admitting the state of Vermont to the Union, effective 4 March, after that state had existed for 14 years as a de facto independent largely unrecognized state.
1781 Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opens his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
1637 Eighty Years' War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a Spanish fleet intercepts an important Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44 vessels escorted by six warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
1478 George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
1332 Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1268 Battle of Wesenberg between the Livonian Order and Dovmont of Pskov.
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.
Famous People Born on February 18

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Year Name
1927 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, manager, and scout (d. 2016)
1945 Judy Rankin, American golfer and sportscaster
1867 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (d. 1950)
1978 Josip ŠimuniĿ, Croatian footballer
1972 Fabian Picardo, Gibraltarian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Gibraltar
1883 Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek philosopher, author, and playwright (d. 1957)
1589 Henry Vane the Elder, English politician (d. 1655)
1936 Jean M. Auel, American author
1547 Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĿmilī, founder of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (d. 1621)
1948 Sinéad Cusack, Irish actress
Famous People Deaths On February 18

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Date Name
1976 Wallace Berman, American painter and illustrator (b. 1926)
2012 George Brizan, Grenadian politician, 9th Prime Minister of Grenada (b. 1942)
1225 Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, Norman nobleman
1478 George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, English nobleman (b. 1449)
2013 Jerry Buss, American chemist and businessman (b. 1933)
2001 Eddie Mathews, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2008 Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (b. 1922)
2015 Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (b. 1962)
2014 Nikhil Baran Sengupta, Indian art director and production designer (b. 1943)
2016 Abdul Rashid Khan, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1908)