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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1861Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Alabama (US Civil War)

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

2004Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

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

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

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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