February 18 facts

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February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year (317 in leap years).

Events

Up to 1900

1901 – 2000

From 2001

  • 2001 - Inter-ethnic violence begins in Sampit, Indonesia, between Dayaks and Madurese.
  • 2001Dale Earnhardt dies in a crash on the last lap of the last turn on the Daytona 500.
  • 2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 2003 – Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
  • 2004 – Up to 295 people, including around 200 rescue workers, are killed in Iran, when a freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.
  • 2005 – A ban on Fox Hunting in the United Kingdom enters effect.
  • 2007 – Terrorist bombings occur on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
  • 2010 – A coup takes place in Niamey, Niger. President Mamadou Tandja is replaced by a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
  • 2014 - At least 76 people are killed and hundreds are injured in clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine, during the Euromaidan protests.

Births

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1801 – 1900

1901 – 1950

1951 – 1975

From 1976

Deaths

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1901 – 2000

From 2001

Observances

  • Independence Day (the Gambia)
  • International Asperger's Day

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