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Events and People Who Made History on February 18

12th Century

1129 - Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II

16th Century

1503 - Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
1536 - France and Turkey sign milt/trade agreement against King Karel
1563 - Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots General Francois De Guise
1574 - Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels

17th Century

1634 - Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution
1678 - John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published
1688 - Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania

18th Century

1713 - French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
1735 - 1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, South Carolina
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland
1787 - Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor

19th Century

1804 - 1st U.S. land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered
1828 - More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar
1834 - 1st U.S. labor newspaper, "The Man," published, New York City
1839 - Detroit Boat Club forms (& still exists)
1841 - 1st continuous filibuster in U.S. Senate began, lasting until March 11
1849 - 1st regular steamboat service to California starts
1850 - California Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties
1856 - American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy
1857 - Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
1861 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Alabama
1861 - King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st king of Italy
1865 - Battle of Ft. Moultrie, South Carolina occupied by Federals
1865 - Evacuation of Charleston, South Carolina; Sherman's troops burn city
1865 - Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft. Anderson, North Carolina
1876 - Direct telegraph link established between Britain and New Zealand
1879 - Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha
1884 - General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum
1884 - Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In"
1885 - Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," published
1891 - Captain Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
1896 - Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
1899 - 80 degrees F in San Francisco
1899 - San Francisco named as a port of dispatch for Army transports
1899 - Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games

20th Century

1900 - Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
1900 - Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
1900 - British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal
1901 - H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner
1902 - Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame," premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 - Kuyper government launches anti strike laws
1905 - Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben," premieres in Munich
1908 - 1st U.S. postage stamps in rolls issued
1909 - Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps
1913 - French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in New York City
1915 - Germany begins a blockade of England
1919 - Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals
1921 - British troops occupy Dublin
1922 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
1922 - WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa begins radio transmissions
1923 - Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages
1924 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1924 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1927 - 1st U.S. radio broadcast of "Cities Service Concerts"
1927 - U.S. and Canada begin diplomatic relations
1930 - Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
1930 - Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi," premieres in Milan
1930 - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon," premieres in New York City
1930 - U.S. astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1932 - Japan declares Manchuria Independent
1932 - Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
1936 - NHL record 32 points scored, New York Americans (28) and Mont Maroons (24)
1939 - Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island
1942 - Japanese troop land on Bali
1943 - 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
1943 - Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart
1943 - Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
1943 - William D. Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
1944 - Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested
1944 - Youngest baseball player, Cincinnati Reds sign 15 year old Joe Nuxhall
1947 - 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
1947 - Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in New York City
1950 - "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 35 performances
1951 - 3 City College of New York basketball players admit to accepting bribes
1951 - Nep l becomes a constitutional monarchy
1951 - Netherlands Radio School forms
1952 - 4th Emmy Awards: Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca wins
1953 - "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1953 - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - "Maggie" opens at National Theater New York City for 5 performances
1953 - Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film-"Bwana Devil" (New York City)
1955 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey and Iraq a defense alliance
1960 - 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Colorado
1960 - Walter O'Malley, Los Angeles Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
1961 - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
1962 - France and Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
1962 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1964 - Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday," premieres in New York City
1964 - Papandreou Government takes power in Greece
1965 - 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
1965 - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 72 performances
1965 - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
1965 - Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1967 - Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
1967 - Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
1968 - 10,000 demonstrators against U.S. in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
1968 - British adopts year-round daylight savings time
1968 - David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd
1969 - Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
1969 - PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
1970 - Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
1970 - U.S. president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
1972 - California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
1972 - Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1972 - John and Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show
1973 - 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
1973 - Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3000m indoor record 7:39.2
1973 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
1974 - NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
1974 - U.S. ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
1975 - 2nd American Music Awards
1975 - Italy broadens abortion law
1977 - George Harrison releases "True Love"
1977 - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on it's maiden flight
1977 - Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft and Joel Garner vs. Pakistan Bridgetown
1978 - 1st Iron Man Triathlon held, Kona, Hawaii
1979 - -52 degrees F (-47 degrees C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
1979 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1979 - Miniseries "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
1979 - NASA launches space vehicle S-202
1979 - President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh
1979 - Snow falls in Sahara Desert
1980 - Billy Wyman said he will leave Rolling Stones in 1983
1980 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections
1983 - NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
1984 - Revised concordat between Italy and Vatican signed
1986 - San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against Phoenix
1988 - Anthony M. Kennedy, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1989 - Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
1989 - Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women
1990 - Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 - Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse and shuts out New Jersey Devils 4-0
1993 - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York
1994 - Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
1994 - Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th U.S. team
1995 - Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
1995 - Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 - Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) wed
1995 - Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
1996 - 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup vs. India
1996 - Daytona 500 race
1996 - Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya
1998 - New York Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell

21st Century

2003 - Arsonist set a fire in a trian station in Daegu, South Korea kills nearly 200


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