About February 18

February 18, 2022 is the 49th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aquarius is the sun 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 338 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 18

  • 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.
  • 1268
    The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
  • 1332
    Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
  • 1861
    In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1878
    John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • 1932
    The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
  • 1943
    Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
  • 1954
    The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
  • 2001
    Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
  • 2004
    Up 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.
  • 2007
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.

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