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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

1919Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1503Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)

1989Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

1901Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

1861King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes 1st King of Italy

1856The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

1909Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps

1879Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design for the Statue of Liberty

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

February 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 18th

1965Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer

1745Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery)

February 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 18th

1977Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)

1946MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

1940Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

February 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 18th

1967Robert Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies of throat cancer at 62

1564Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88

1587Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]

1546Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62

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