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18th of February 1229 EVENT 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.
18th of February 1268 EVENT The Livonian Brothers of the Sword are defeated by Dovmont of Pskov in the Battle of Rakvere.
18th of February 1332 EVENT Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
18th of February 1478 EVENT George, Duke of Clarence, convicted of treason against his older brother Edward IV of England, is executed in private at the Tower of London.
18th of February 1637 EVENT Eighty Years' War: Off the coast of Cornwall, England, a Spanish fleet intercepts an important Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44 vessels escorted by 6 warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them.
18th of February 1745 EVENT The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo River, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta.
18th of February 1781 EVENT Fourth Anglo-Dutch War: Captain Thomas Shirley opened his expedition against Dutch colonial outposts on the Gold Coast of Africa (present-day Ghana).
18th of February 1797 EVENT French Revolutionary Wars: Sir Ralph Abercromby and a fleet of 18 British warships invade Trinidad.
18th of February 1814 EVENT Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
18th of February 1846 EVENT Beginning of the Galician peasant revolt.
18th of February 1861 EVENT With the Italian unification almost complete, Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia assumes the title of King of Italy.
18th of February 1861 EVENT In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
18th of February 1865 EVENT Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman set the South Carolina State House on fire during the burning of Columbia.
18th of February 1873 EVENT Bulgarian revolutionary leader Vasil Levski is executed by hanging in Sofia by the Ottoman authorities.
18th of February 1878 EVENT John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
18th of February 1900 EVENT Second Boer War: Imperial forces suffer their worst single-day loss of life on Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg.
18th of February 1906 EVENT Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.
18th of February 1911 EVENT 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 kilometres (6.2 mi) away.
18th of February 1913 EVENT Pedro Lascurain becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
18th of February 1930 EVENT While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
18th of February 1930 EVENT 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.
18th of February 1932 EVENT The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
18th of February 1943 EVENT Joseph Goebbels delivers his Sportpalast speech.
18th of February 1943 EVENT The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
18th of February 1946 EVENT Sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied in Mumbai harbour, from where it would spread throughout British India and involve 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors
18th of February 1954 EVENT The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
18th of February 1955 EVENT 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 of the Teapot series.
18th of February 1957 EVENT Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
18th of February 1957 EVENT Walter James Bolton becomes the last person legally executed in New Zealand.
18th of February 1965 EVENT The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
18th of February 1969 EVENT Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 crashes into Mount Whitney killing all on board.
18th of February 1970 EVENT The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
18th of February 1972 EVENT 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.
18th of February 1977 EVENT The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747.
18th of February 1978 EVENT The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu, won by Gordon Haller.
18th of February 1979 EVENT Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
18th of February 1983 EVENT Thirteen 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.
18th of February 1991 EVENT The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
18th of February 2001 EVENT FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
18th of February 2001 EVENT Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
18th of February 2001 EVENT Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes.
18th of February 2003 EVENT Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.
18th of February 2004 EVENT 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.
18th of February 2007 EVENT Terrorist bombs explode on the Samjhauta Express in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
18th of February 2010 EVENT Nigerien rebels attacked the presidential palace in Niamey and replaced President Mamadou Tandja with a ruling junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy.
18th of February 1374 BIRTHDAY Saint Jadwiga of Poland, queen of Poland (d. 1399)
18th of February 1404 BIRTHDAY Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter and philosopher (d. 1472)
18th of February 1486 BIRTHDAY Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Bengali yogi (d. 1534)
18th of February 1516 BIRTHDAY Queen Mary I of England (d. 1558)
18th of February 1530 BIRTHDAY Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1578)
18th of February 1543 BIRTHDAY Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
18th of February 1559 BIRTHDAY Isaac Casaubon, French classical scholar (d. 1614)
18th of February 1602 BIRTHDAY Per Brahe, Swedish soldier (d. 1680)
18th of February 1609 BIRTHDAY Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian (d. 1674)
18th of February 1635 BIRTHDAY Johan Goransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1680)
18th of February 1642 BIRTHDAY Marie Champmesle, French actress (d. 1698)
18th of February 1658 BIRTHDAY Charles-Irenee Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
18th of February 1745 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist (d. 1827)
18th of February 1814 BIRTHDAY Samuel Fenton Cary, American-born U. S. Congressman (d. 1900)
18th of February 1817 BIRTHDAY Lewis A. Armistead, American Confederate general (d. 1863)
18th of February 1818 BIRTHDAY Pedro Figueredo, Cuban poet, musician, revolutionary (d. 1870)
18th of February 1836 BIRTHDAY Sri Ramakrishna, Indian Bengali guru of Swami Vivekananda (d. 1886)
18th of February 1838 BIRTHDAY Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist (d. 1916)
18th of February 1846 BIRTHDAY Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)
18th of February 1848 BIRTHDAY Louis Comfort Tiffany, American glass artist (d. 1933)
18th of February 1849 BIRTHDAY Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (d. 1906)
18th of February 1859 BIRTHDAY Sholom Aleichem, Russian Yiddish humorist (d. 1916)
18th of February 1870 BIRTHDAY William Laurel Harris, American mural painter and writer (d. 1924)
18th of February 1871 BIRTHDAY Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
18th of February 1883 BIRTHDAY Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1909)
18th of February 1883 BIRTHDAY Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek author (d. 1957)
18th of February 1884 BIRTHDAY Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
18th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Edward Arnold, American actor (d. 1956)
18th of February 1890 BIRTHDAY Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
18th of February 1892 BIRTHDAY Wendell Willkie, American politician (d. 1944)
18th of February 1897 BIRTHDAY Charles Kuentz, German-born French WW1 veteran and centenarian (d. 2005)
18th of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Luis Munoz Marin, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
18th of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari (d. 1988)
18th of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Reginald Sheffield, British actor (d. 1957)
18th of February 1902 BIRTHDAY Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
18th of February 1903 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Podgorny, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (d. 1983)
18th of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
18th of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
18th of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (d. 2008)
18th of February 1909 BIRTHDAY Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer and English rugby union player (d. 1990)
18th of February 1909 BIRTHDAY Wallace Stegner, American writer (d. 1993)
18th of February 1914 BIRTHDAY Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (d. 2000)
18th of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Phyllis Calvert, British actress (d. 2002)
18th of February 1916 BIRTHDAY Jean Drapeau, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1999)
18th of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008)
18th of February 1919 BIRTHDAY Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
18th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Bill Cullen, American game show host (d. 1990)
18th of February 1920 BIRTHDAY Eric Gairy, Grenadan politician (d. 1997)
18th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
18th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Joe Tipton, American baseball player (d. 1994)
18th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Allan Melvin, American actor (d. 2008)
18th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Connie Wisniewski, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 1995)
18th of February 1922 BIRTHDAY Helen Gurley Brown, American editor
18th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Humberto Fernandez Moran, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
18th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Louis Laberge, Canadian labour union leader (d. 2002)
18th of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (d. 2010)
18th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY George Kennedy, American actor
18th of February 1925 BIRTHDAY Marcel Barbeau, Canadian artist
18th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Wallace Berman, American artist
18th of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Nalini Jaywant, Indian actress (d. 2010)
18th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY John Warner, American politician, 61st United States Secretary of the Navy and former United States Senator from Virginia
18th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
18th of February 1927 BIRTHDAY Peter Fryer English Marxist writer and journalist (d. 2006)
18th of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
18th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Len Deighton, British author
18th of February 1929 BIRTHDAY Andre Mathieu, Canadian composer (d. 1968)
18th of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
18th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
18th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Bob St. Clair, American football player
18th of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
18th of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Milos Forman, Czech film director
18th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Yoko Ono, Japanese-born American singer and performance artist
18th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Sir Bobby Robson, English football player and manager (d. 2009)
18th of February 1933 BIRTHDAY Mary Ure, Scottish actress (d. 1975)
18th of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Audre Lorde, Caribbean poet and activist (d. 1992)
18th of February 1935 BIRTHDAY Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
18th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Jean Auel, American writer
18th of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Dick Duff, Canadian ice hockey player
18th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Istvan Szabo, Hungarian film director
18th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Manny Mota, Dominican baseball player
18th of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Sadanoyama Shinmatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 50th Yokozuna
18th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
18th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist
18th of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
18th of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Fabrizio De Andre, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
18th of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Irma Thomas, American singer
18th of February 1943 BIRTHDAY Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
18th of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Pat Bowlen, American sports team owner (Denver Broncos)
18th of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Judy Rankin, American golfer
18th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Michael Buerk, British newsreader
18th of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
18th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Dennis DeYoung, American musician (Styx)
18th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Carlos Lopes, Portuguese athlete
18th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Princess Christina of the Netherlands
18th of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Eliot Lance Engel, American politician
18th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Georg Brunnhuber, German politician
18th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Keith Knudsen, American drummer and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (d. 2005)
18th of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Sinead Cusack, Irish actress
18th of February 1949 BIRTHDAY Gary Ridgway, American convicted serial killer
18th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY John Hughes, American film director (d. 2009)
18th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Cybill Shepherd, American actress
18th of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Michel Gauthier, Canadian politician
18th of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
18th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (d. 2010)
18th of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Juice Newton, American singer
18th of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Robbie Bachman, Canadian drummer (Bachman : Turner Overdrive)
18th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Charlie Fowler, American mountaineer (d. 2006)
18th of February 1954 BIRTHDAY John Travolta, American actor
18th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
18th of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Raymond Rougeau, Canadian wrestler
18th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Paul Reed Smith, American luthier
18th of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Ted Gardestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
18th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Marita Koch, German athlete
18th of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Vanna White, American game show presenter
18th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Lavaggi, Italian racing driver
18th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Gar Samuelson, American drummer (d. 1999)
18th of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Lucie Visser, Dutch actress and model
18th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
18th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Greta Scacchi, Australian actress
18th of February 1960 BIRTHDAY Andy Moog, Canadian ice hockey player
18th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Hironobu Kageyama, Japanese singer
18th of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Cosmo Wilson, American concert lighting designer
18th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Moe Lemay, Canadian ice hockey player
18th of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Julie Strain, American actress
18th of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Henry Winter, English football journalist
18th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Matt Dillon, American actor
18th of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Paul Hanley, British musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
18th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (d. 2005)
18th of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Dr. Dre, American record producer and rapper
18th of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Guy Ferland, American television director
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Tony Anselmo, American animator
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Marco Aurelio, Brazilian footballer
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Thai film director and producer
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Tracey Edmonds, American film and television producer
18th of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Harry Van Barneveld, Belgian judoka
18th of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Molly Ringwald, American actress
18th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Tomaz Humar, Slovenian mountaineer (d. 2009)
18th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player
18th of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Jason Sutter, American drummer (Smash Mouth, American Hi-Fi)
18th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Susan Egan, American actress
18th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace)
18th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Jez Williams, British musician (Doves)
18th of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Andy Williams, British musician (Doves)
18th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Merritt Gant, American thrash metal guitarist
18th of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Constantin Popa, Romanian-born Israeli basketball player
18th of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Claude Makelele, French footballer
18th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Julia Butterfly Hill, American environmental activist
18th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
18th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player
18th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
18th of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Jillian Michaels, American fitness trainer
18th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Sarah Brown, American actress
18th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Gary Neville, English footballer
18th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Keith Gillespie, Irish footballer
18th of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Simon Kvamm, Danish singer and comedian
18th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
18th of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Leilani Munter, American race car driver
18th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Ike Barinholtz, American actor
18th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Chrissie Wellington, British triathlete
18th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Katia, Brazilian footballer
18th of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Sean Watkins, American guitarist and songwriter
18th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Oliver Pocher, German comedian
18th of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Josip Simunic, Croatian footballer
18th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Regina Spektor, Russian/American singer and songwriter
18th of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Antropov, Kazakh ice hockey player
18th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
18th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Alex Rios, American baseball player
18th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer
18th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Larry Sweeney, American professional wrestler
18th of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor
18th of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Juelz Santana, American rapper
18th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
18th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
18th of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Troy Bienemann, American football player
18th of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Kathrin Worle, German tennis player
18th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
18th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Lee Boyd Malvo, Jamaican spree killer
18th of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Chelsea Hobbs, American actress
18th of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Marc Torrejon, Spanish footballer
18th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Shane Lyons, American actor and chef
18th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Maiara Walsh, American actress
18th of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Max, South Korean singer (TVXQ)
18th of February 1989 BIRTHDAY Vicente, Brazilian footballer
18th of February 1990 BIRTHDAY Cody Hodgson, Canadian hockey player
18th of February 1990 BIRTHDAY Park Shin-hye, South Korean actress
18th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Malese Jow, American actress and singer
18th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Neumann, German footballer
18th of February 1991 BIRTHDAY Henry Surtees, English racing driver (d. 2009)
18th of February 1992 BIRTHDAY Logan Miller, American actor
18th of February 0806 DEATH Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (Born 730)
18th of February 0814 DEATH Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
18th of February 0901 DEATH Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (Born 826)
18th of February 0999 DEATH Pope Gregory V (Born 972)
18th of February 1139 DEATH Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (Born 1082)
18th of February 1294 DEATH Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (Born 1215)
18th of February 1379 DEATH Albert II of Mecklenburg (Born 1318)
18th of February 1405 DEATH Tamerlane, Mongol Emperor (Born 1336)
18th of February 1455 DEATH Fra Angelico, Italian artist (Born 1395)
18th of February 1478 DEATH George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (Born 1449)
18th of February 1535 DEATH Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, astrologer and alchemist (Born 1486)
18th of February 1546 DEATH Martin Luther, German religious reformer (Born 1483)
18th of February 1564 DEATH Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (Born 1475)
18th of February 1583 DEATH Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (Born 1503)
18th of February 1654 DEATH Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (Born 1594)
18th of February 1683 DEATH Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (Born 1620)
18th of February 1712 DEATH Louis, duc de Bourgogne, heir to the throne of France (Born 1682)
18th of February 1718 DEATH Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (Born 1663)
18th of February 1743 DEATH Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (Born 1667)
18th of February 1748 DEATH Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (Born 1677)
18th of February 1772 DEATH Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (Born 1712)
18th of February 1778 DEATH Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (Born 1715)
18th of February 1780 DEATH Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (Born 1714)
18th of February 1788 DEATH John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (Born 1713)
18th of February 1803 DEATH Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, German poet (Born 1719)
18th of February 1842 DEATH Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (Born 1779)
18th of February 1851 DEATH Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (Born 1804)
18th of February 1873 DEATH Vasil Levski, Bulgarian Revolutionist (Born 1837)
18th of February 1893 DEATH Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (Born 1814)
18th of February 1895 DEATH Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (Born 1851)
18th of February 1900 DEATH Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (Born 1824)
18th of February 1902 DEATH Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (Born 1812)
18th of February 1906 DEATH John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (Born 1830)
18th of February 1911 DEATH Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (Born 1854)
18th of February 1923 DEATH Alois Rasin, Czechoslovak politician, Minister of Finance (Born 1867)
18th of February 1931 DEATH Milan Sufflay, Croatian politician (Born 1879)
18th of February 1933 DEATH James J. Corbett, American boxer (Born 1866)
18th of February 1938 DEATH David King Udall, American politician (Born 1851)
18th of February 1942 DEATH Albert Payson Terhune, American author (Born 1872)
18th of February 1945 DEATH Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (Born 1906)
18th of February 1956 DEATH Gustave Charpentier, French composer (Born 1860)
18th of February 1957 DEATH Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (Born 1920)
18th of February 1957 DEATH Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Born 1877)
18th of February 1964 DEATH Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and industrialist (Born 1907)
18th of February 1966 DEATH Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (Born 1908)
18th of February 1967 DEATH Dragisa Cvetkovic, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (Born 1893)
18th of February 1967 DEATH J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (Born 1904)
18th of February 1973 DEATH Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster (Born 1891)
18th of February 1976 DEATH Wallace Berman, American Artist
18th of February 1977 DEATH Andy Devine, American actor (Born 1905)
18th of February 1978 DEATH Maggie McNamara, American actress (Born 1928)
18th of February 1981 DEATH John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (Born 1895)
18th of February 1982 DEATH Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand author (Born 1895)
18th of February 1993 DEATH Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (Born 1960)
18th of February 1993 DEATH Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (Born 1908)
18th of February 1993 DEATH Jacqueline Hill, British actress (Born 1929)
18th of February 1995 DEATH Bob Stinson, American guitarist (Born 1959)
18th of February 1997 DEATH Emily Hahn, American writer (Born 1905)
18th of February 1998 DEATH Robbie James, Welsh footballer (Born 1957)
18th of February 1998 DEATH Harry Caray, American baseball broadcaster (Born 1914)
18th of February 1999 DEATH Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Born 1932)
18th of February 2000 DEATH Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (Born 1927)
18th of February 2001 DEATH Balthus, Polish-born painter (Born 1908)
18th of February 2001 DEATH Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (Born 1951)
18th of February 2001 DEATH Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (Born 1931)
18th of February 2003 DEATH Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (Born 1912)
18th of February 2004 DEATH Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (Born 1917)
18th of February 2006 DEATH Richard Bright, American actor (Born 1937)
18th of February 2008 DEATH Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (Born 1955)
18th of February 2008 DEATH Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (Born 1917)
18th of February 2008 DEATH Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Born 1988)
18th of February 2009 DEATH Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist (Born 1974)
18th of February 2009 DEATH Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (Born 1929)
18th of February 2010 DEATH John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (Born 1900)