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February 18th, 3102 (February 18 3102)EventEpoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga.
February 18th, 2004 (February 18 2004)EventUp to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.
February 18th, 2003 (February 18 2003)EventNearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
February 18th, 2003 (February 18 2003)EventComet C/2002 V1 (NEAT) makes perihelion, seen by SOHO.
February 18th, 2001 (February 18 2001)EventFBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He was ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
February 18th, 2000 (February 18 2000)EventStjepan Mesic becomes the second president of Croatia.
February 18th, 1998 (February 18 1998)EventTwo white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
February 18th, 1991 (February 18 1991)EventThe IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
February 18th, 1983 (February 18 1983)EventThirteen people die and one is seriously injured in the Wah Mee Massacre in Seattle, Washington. It is said to be the largest robbery-motivated mass-murder in U.S. history.
February 18th, 1979 (February 18 1979)EventSnow fell in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the first and only recorded time in history.
February 18th, 1977 (February 18 1977)EventThe Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle goes on its maiden "flight" while sitting on top of a Boeing 747.
February 18th, 1972 (February 18 1972)EventThe 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 in prison.
February 18th, 1970 (February 18 1970)EventThe Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
February 18th, 1969 (February 18 1969)EventThe Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 disaster occurs, killing all on board.
February 18th, 1965 (February 18 1965)EventThe Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
February 18th, 1957 (February 18 1957)EventDedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.
February 18th, 1955 (February 18 1955)EventThe Shot Teapot-Wasp is successfully detonated at the Nevada Test Site with a yield of 1.2 kilotons. Wasp would be the first of fourteen shots of the Teapot series.
February 18th, 1954 (February 18 1954)EventThe first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
February 18th, 1948 (February 18 1948)EventEamon de Valera resigns as Taoiseach of Ireland.
February 18th, 1943 (February 18 1943)EventThe Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
February 18th, 1943 (February 18 1943)EventJoseph Goebbels delivers the Sportpalast speech.Joseph Goebbels Quotes
February 18th, 1932 (February 18 1932)EventThe Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
February 18th, 1930 (February 18 1930)EventWhile studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
February 18th, 1930 (February 18 1930)EventElm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
February 18th, 1929 (February 18 1929)EventThe first Academy Awards are announced.
February 18th, 1913 (February 18 1913)EventRaymond Poincare becomes President of France.
February 18th, 1911 (February 18 1911)EventThe 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.
February 18th, 1901 (February 18 1901)EventWinston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.Winston Churchill Quotes
February 18th, 1885 (February 18 1885)EventMark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.Mark Twain Quotes
February 18th, 1878 (February 18 1878)EventJohn Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico. Evans Quotes
February 18th, 1865 (February 18 1865)EventUnion forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
February 18th, 1861 (February 18 1861)EventIn Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
February 18th, 1861 (February 18 1861)EventWith the Italian unification almost complete, King Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
February 18th, 1856 (February 18 1856)EventThe American Party (Know-Nothings) convene in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.Millard Fillmore Quotes
February 18th, 1841 (February 18 1841)EventThe first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and lasts until March 11.
February 18th, 1814 (February 18 1814)EventThe Battle of Montereau occurs.
February 18th, 1797 (February 18 1797)EventTrinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
February 18th, 1685 (February 18 1685)EventFort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France s claim to Texas.
February 18th, 1478 (February 18 1478)EventGeorge, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is privately executed in the Tower of London.
February 18th, 1268 (February 18 1268)EventThe Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakovor.
February 18th, 1229 (February 18 1229)EventThe 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.

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