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Notable Historical Events for February 18th

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

1885Mark Twain publishes the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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

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

1977George Harrison releases "True Love"

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

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

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

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

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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

1922Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on February 18th

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

1967Robert Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies of throat cancer 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]

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