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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

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

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

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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

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

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

1814The Battle of Montereau; victory of French under Napoleon Bonaparte against Austrians and Württembergers under the King of Württemberg.

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

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.

February 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 18th

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

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

February 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 18th

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

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

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

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

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

1973Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

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

February 18th Deaths
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