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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

1991Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

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

19752nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

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

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

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

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

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

February 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 18th

1933Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, singer and artist

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

February 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 18th

1937Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona

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

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

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

February 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 18th

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

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

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

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

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